Jose Mourinho and David Moyes are two managers Manchester United’s board are considering to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis, according to reports.
The Red Devils axed Solskjaer back in November.
The Norwegian was given big transfer backing in the summer, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo all brought in.
Yet United toiled prior to his departure and a 4-1 defeat away at Watford saw the Glazers take action and relieve the popular 48-year-old of his duties.
They then decided to bring in Rangnick until the end of the campaign.
And though the German has indicated he’d be interested in taking the job permanently, the club are instead looking at other options as they seek an improved season next time out.
Pochettino is one option, with the Paris Saint-Germain boss long having admirers at Old Trafford.
And Ten Hag is another, with the Dutchman working wonders at Ajax since taking the job in Amsterdam back in 2017.
Now, the Manchester Evening News say predecessors Mourinho and Moyes are both playing a role in United’s pursuit of their next manager behind the scenes.
United also believe any appointment is a case of ’the sooner, the better’ with the Glazers mindful of Tottenham’s ‘farcical’ efforts to replace the current Roma manager in the summer.
They also know that, when they hired Mourinho with speed and efficiency in 2016, they later enjoyed one of their best summers in the transfer market with names such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who arrived from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.
United also snapped up Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, with the players touching down from Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal.