Luis Enrique responds to Man Utd speculation with Ronaldo keen on Spain boss

by 24britishtvNov. 21, 2021, 4 p.m. 17
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Luis Enrique has laughed off speculation linking up with the vacant Manchester United job.

United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parted company on Sunday morning with the Premier League side now searching for an interim boss to see out the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Spain boss Enrique is among the names to have been linked with the post with the 51-year-old reportedly Cristiano Ronaldo’s favoured candidate to come in and steady the ship at Old Trafford.

But with Spain’s place in next year’s World Cup in Qatar secured, Enrique would appear to have no interest in a move to Manchester, joking ‘is it April Fool’s Day?’ when quizzed on speculation.

Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are all options United are said to be considering but it remains to be seen if any of those managers would be willing to walk away from their current clubs mid-season.

Zinedine Zidane is a free agent following his departure from Real Madrid in the summer but the Frenchman has reportedly expressed reservations over the job in Manchester.

Former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc could be considered for the interim role, according to reports.

In the meantime, Solskjaer’s former assistant Michael Carrick is set to take charge for Tuesday’s huge Champions League clash with Villarreal.

MORE : ‘Absolutely right’ – Man Utd legend Gary Neville gives verdict on Bruno Fernandes’ reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

MORE : John Terry suggests Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be ‘relieved’ to part ways with Manchester United

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