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Man Utd intensify hunt for coaches with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag on four-man shortlist

MANCHESTER UNITED has put together a shortlist of four in search of a long-term manager, reports show.

That’s according to The Athletic, who report that Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, Spain’s Luis Enrique and Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui are top contenders.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of Manchester United's top targets

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of Manchester United’s top targetsCredit: Reuters
Manchester United are looking for a new manager and Ajax's Erik ten Hag is one of their top targets

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Manchester United are looking for a new manager and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag is one of their top targetsCredit: Rex

United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November following a poor start to the campaign, despite a busy summer transfer window that saw Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and club legend Cristiano Ronaldo move to Old Trafford.

Solskjaer’s position filled out by Ralf Rangnick On an interim basis as the German coach will take on an advisory role for the next two years after the season ends.

As a result, the Red Devils are still looking for a long-term replacement for the attack and the process will begin in the coming weeks.

The Manchester giants focus on managers with experience coaching some of Europe’s biggest teams at top level.

Pochettino has been a long-term target for United, especially after his impressive spell at Tottenham, the team he led to the 2019 Champions League Final.

Ten Hag has been superb at Ajax as he has won two Eredivisie titles and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the 2018-2019 season.

Enrique led Spain to Euro 2020 as well as the 2022 World Cup and won the treble with Barcelona in 2015.

Lopetegui has impressed at Sevilla when the Andalusian is currently second in La Liga and has also managed Porto, Spain as well as Real Madrid in the past.

United chose one The last breathless victory over West Ham on Saturday and are currently fourth in the Premier League.

Rangnick’s army had a positive weekend when rivals in the top 4, Arsenal and Tottenham, lost points to Burnley and Chelsea, respectively.

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Huynh Nguyen

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