talkSPORT.com take a look at all the latest gossip concerning Manchester United’s manager hunt, the day after Jose Mourinho was sacked…
Zinedine Zidane and Manchester United are reported to have agreed a deal for the former Real Madrid manager to take charge at Old Trafford. Talks allegedly took place a month ago, with both parties agreeing to a deal. The appointment should be made official in ‘the next few days’. (Radio Antena 1, via SportWitness)
Manchester United appear to have confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager. Solskjaer is expected to be named caretaker until the end of the season, with a video posted on the club’s website – which has since been deleted – revealing his appointment – FULL STORY
Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, ‘wants to be considered for the Manchester United job’, but it would cost the Red Devils £34million to prise him away from the north Londoners. (The Times)
Jose Mourinho has been backed to return to work with Real Madrid after leaving the Bernabeu in 2013. Ramon Calderon, the former Real president, claims Mourinho would already be their new manager if he was out of work when Los Blancos sacked Julen Lopetegui. (Express)
Manchester United chiefs have asked Sir Alex Ferguson for help in appointing the club’s new manager. (Independent)
Ferguson’s former assistant, Mike Phelan, is set to return to Manchester United when Solskjaer is appointed caretaker manager. Phelan left Old Trafford when Ferguson retired in 2013, and he will work alongside Solskjaer in a coaching capacity. (Telegraph)
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