Luis Enrique will not be joining Manchester United this summer as he intends to manage Spain at the World Cup this December in Qatar. That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who has ruled the former treble-winning Barcelona manager out of the running for the Old Trafford hot-seat.
United are currently considering their options ahead of next season when they will seek to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
The German will move upstairs into a consultancy role at the end of the season having failed to stake his claim for the permanent job.
Alongside compatriot Julen Lopetegui, Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag, Enrique is believed to be one of four names currently under consideration in the United boardroom.
Brendan Rodgers had also been linked with the position but Leicester’s concerning form has seen his stock plummet.
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“I would keep the names of Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag as the priorities for the Manchester United job.”
Back in November, Manchester United were beaten to Antonio Conte by Tottenham, who wasted no time with the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo.
A few weeks later, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed by United following the 4-1 defeat at Watford.
The Norwegian was actually responsible for Nuno’s departure at Tottenham after inflicting a 3-0 defeat in north London that temporarily saved his own job.
Now United have been forced to wait until the end of the season before bringing their next man through the door.
Zinedine Zidane is also among the bookies’ favourites but the Frenchman is thought to be eyeing the France job.
Didier Deschamps’ contract with Les Blues is up after the tournament and he is expected to move on.
Zidane was also linked with the United job but is thought to have turned down the chance to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford.