Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers are two of Manchester United’s top players to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they will be ready to take over the job now, not at the end of the season if the club makes its way.
The Old Trafford club sacked Solskjaer on Sunday following poor results and poor performance and appointed Michael Carrick as interim manager. United’s first plan is a temporary appointment, before being permanently hired at the end of the season.
Sources confirmed in the 90min that Man United had decided on a temporary arrangement to provide time and flexibility as they wanted a permanent successor to take over the club, but will jump to the final stage if one of their options is available soon.
As it stands, Rodgers has a lot of support among Man United officials, although Pochettino is very popular with the Glazer family and the famous manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who has built personal relationships with Argentina in recent years.
Both Rodgers, who have been impressive at Leicester since returning to the Premier League, and Pochettino, who has a contract with PSG until 2023, could now accept the job if offered. However, United will need to take the initiative and set a legal precedent.