Manchester United have five-man managerial shortlist, with surprise name added

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Manchester United have reportedly added Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui to their five-man shortlist of managerial targets for the summer.

Ralf Rangnick is currently in place as interim manager at Old Trafford, with a new permanent appointment expected ahead of next season after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier in this campaign.

According to the Guardian, Lopetegui is a somewhat surprising new name being considered by Man Utd, alongside big-name targets like Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique.

Those other names make sense for the Red Devils, but Lopetegui seems a slightly odd choice given he’s not won much or gained much experience managing such a big club.

Julen Lopetegui is a target for Manchester United

The Spanish tactician has impressed in his time at Sevilla, but he also had a short and unsuccessful spell at Real Madrid, and doesn’t necessarily look like he’s the kind of big figure needed to take on such a difficult challenge at United right now.

It would be some statement if United could poach Tuchel from Chelsea, but fans would surely also be happy with most of the other names on there.

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  1. Ten hag is the right man for utd is not because he was out in the champion leag he is a good manager

  2. First of all journalists that are United reports need to start telling the truth and not give us a pile of spin.Secondly any manager that is thinking of coming to United is to make sure the incompetent board have no say in team matters and selection.Also the manager should be telling the board what plays he wants to bring in and the players he wants to get rid of. The previous involvement with managers has stopped United challenging for the Premier league.

  3. Manchester United board is just making a joke with the club,don’t be selfish so much.don’t give us so many names of couches,take one person and let the club perform.i prefer you take Ajax couch,and if you don’t understand your responsibility pave way for new board that is focused.we are tired of you

  4. What if the most preffered one doesn’t perform? We shall just remain in tic-tac of getting and chasing. I think now this is the right time to have AJAX coach in for a better manchester united of tomorrow and future. All the best MR, TEN HAG

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