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9 Managers On Man Utd's Shortlist?

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked as Manchester United manager on the weekend, here are nine bosses who appear to be on the club's shortlist as his potential replacement, including Cristiano Ronaldo's reported preferred option.

Click through the gallery above to see managers who have been linked with United following Solskjaer's departure, according to several reports.

The 48-year-old was officially let go from his role on Sunday after the Red Devils' 4-1 loss to promoted side Watford on Saturday, which was their fifth defeat in seven league games.

In announcing his sacking, United revealed that their plan is for Michael Carrick to take charge of the team until an interim boss is hired until the end of the season, from when a permanent manager will be appointed.

Ex-Real Madrid frontman Zinedine Zidane has emerged as a target for the 20-time English champions, although concerns have been raised over the Frenchman's grasp of the English language, with reports suggesting he might not feel ready for a Premier League job.

Zidane, who famously won three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles while in charge of Los Blancos, has been out of work since leaving the Spanish giants at the end of the 2020/21 campaign after what was his second spell as head coach there.

Sky Sports has claimed that Ronaldo would prefer Luis Enrique to be United's new manager, but, when asked if he is interested in the role, Spain's head coach told La Sexta: "Is it April Fools' Day today?"

Other high-profile names that seem to be cropping up as strong candidates are Ajax Amsterdam's Erik ten Hag, Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers, and Paris Saint-Germain's Mauricio Pochettino.

The latter was linked with United before Solskjaer's interim role became a permanent one in 2019, with reports claiming that he could be the club's top target in 2022 given the instability of his job in France.

Speaking about Pochettino, former United right-back and captain Gary Neville said: "He'd look at that group of players, he'd look at the club and he'd realise he'd probably be able to achieve more than he wants at Man Utd in terms of a project.

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"At PSG you are on season by season, 'you've got to win the Champions League or you're out'- type of model. I don't think that suits Pochettino. I think he would absolutely come to Man Utd on a five-year deal, with backing behind him."

Here are some other managers who have already lost their jobs this season: 

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