REVEALED: Thomas Tuchel is on Man United’s five-man shortlist to become their next manager with the Chelsea boss joining Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique, plus Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag as search enters an advanced stage
- Manchester United have narrowed their manager search to a five-man shortlist
- Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is among the leading candidates for the job
- United are monitoring Tuchel’s situation amid the chaos at Stamford Bridge
- Long-standing contenders Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are included
- Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui and Spain coach Luis Enrique are also named
Thomas Tuchel is on Manchester United’s list of candidates to take over as manager at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui and Spain coach Luis Enrique have also joined long-term contenders Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag among some of the other names being considered by United.
The Old Trafford hierarchy want to narrow down their search and make a decision as soon as possible with the process said to be entering an advanced stage.
Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, appears on Manchester United’s five-strong shortlist for their new manager amid the ongoing chaos at Stamford Bridge
Spain coach Luis Enrique (left) and Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui (right) are also on the shortlist
Sportsmail reported at the weekend that United are monitoring Tuchel’s situation and are aware of his potential availability amid the ongoing chaos at Chelsea.
The 48-year-old German coach has said he will stay in charge until at least the end of the season, but his long-term future at Stamford Bridge is likely to hinge on who succeeds Roman Abramovich as owner.
Erik ten Hag, the Ajax manager, is also one of the candidates for the United manager’s vacancy
Mauricio Pochettino, the Paris Saint-Germain manager, is a long-standing candidate
United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick is due to step into a consultancy role at the club in June and could use his close ties to Tuchel to tempt the former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund coach to Old Trafford.
Lopetegui and Enrique have both been linked with the United job since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November.
Lopetegui is in England for Sevilla’s Europa League tie against West Ham on Thursday night, while Enrique’s availability is in some doubt because he wants to lead Spain into the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.
Manchester United (above) crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening
Ralf Rangnick has been serving as an interim manager at United since December