Manchester United have reportedly begun their search for a new permanent manager ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, with four names said to be at the top of their list.
When Ralf Rangnick began his tenure as the club's interim manager ahead of a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford, there were reports suggesting that the German boss could stay in the role for longer than the agreed six months.
However, it appears the United hierarchy has decided to stick to the initial agreement, and have now stepped up their search for a new boss, with four candidates on their shortlist, according to The Athletic.
Scroll through the gallery above to see United's four reported managerial candidates
The Manchester club will reportedly look to tick several boxes with the new appointment, with one determining factor said to be the experience of working at a major European club.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be among the names being considered after taking Tottenham Hotspur all the way to the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League final. This is not the first time the Argentine has been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat, but prising him away from the Ligue 1 giants may prove a difficult act.
Ajax Amsterdam's Erik ten Hag has also been widely linked with a switch to Old Trafford, having impressed with two league and cup doubles with the Dutch club, while Sevilla's Julen Lopetegui is also said to be on the shortlist, having had high-profile tenures with Spain and Real Madrid.
Current Spanish national team boss Luis Enrique is also in consideration for the job, although his contract with the national team will only expire at the end of 2022, and with a FIFA World Cup on the horizon this year, it seems unlikely he will leave La Furia Roja to join up with United ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
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