Manchester United are still looking for a new manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked due to poor results and, for the moment, former player Michael Carrick is in charge.
But the Red Devils, according to The Guardian, already have a name for the job: Ernesto Valverde. The former player of FC Barcelona, Athletic and Espanyol, among others, is said to be tempted by the Old Trafford club.
The aforementioned source claims that Jamie Jackson, Manchester United’s sporting director, has already contacted Valverde to take charge of the team until the end of the year.
It’s unclear if he would have any options to continue next season, although Mauricio Pochettino’s name is most often mentioned for the post. Valverde, meanwhile, has been unemployed since January 2020, when he was sacked from FC Barcelona.