Erik ten Hag’s interview with Manchester United during the international break has put him in pole position to take charge of the Red Devils, but the Premier League giants are refusing to rule other candidates out of the race.
According to The Athletic, United sources stress there’s not yet a ‘frontrunner’, but the club have accepted Luis Enrique is out of reach. The former Barcelona man is committed to leading Spain to the 2022 World Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino – despite his underwhelming spell in the French capital – is still seen as a viable option to take over as the club’s next permanent manager. United have also held talks with the 50-year-old.
Further, PSG have softened their hardline stance of not ‘wishing to lose face’ over the Argentine manager. It’s understood a deal can be done if United head that way.
Pochettino is preferred by a number of senior players at Carrington due to his past experience of managing a Premier League club.
Former United legend Wayne Rooney also urged the club to appoint Pochettino over Ten Hag during his Monday Night Football appearance. The Derby count boss admires the former Southampton and Spurs gaffer’s record of bringing “a lot of young players” through.