Manchester United hold talks with former Lyon manager over interim role

by 24britishtvNov. 24, 2021, 8 p.m. 19
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Rudi Garcia has held talks with Manchester United over becoming their interim manager.

United are looking at a number of candidates to lead the club until the end of the season, with Michael Carrick currently serving as caretaker boss following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday.

According to The National, 57-year-old Garcia has been interviewed for the position, speaking to the club ahead of Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Villarreal.

The interview was overseen by United’s football director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher.

Garcia’s most recent role was at Lyon, where he led the club to the Champions League semi-final in 2020, knocking out Manchester City and Juventus in the process.

He left the Ligue 1 side at the end of last season after missing out on Champions League qualification.

Garcia is a three-time French manager of the year having also led Lille to the title in 2011.

His only spell outside of France was as Roma head coach between 2013 and 2016, leading them to two second place finishes in Serie A behind champions Juventus.

United are also understood to have interviewed former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde for the interim role.

Mauricio Pochettino remains United’s first choice to become the club’s next permanent manager but it’s unclear whether the Red Devils can lure him away from Paris Saint-Germain midway through a campaign.

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