Manchester United have begun their hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday morning.
The Red Devils were backed into a corner by the 4-1 defeat suffered against Watford at Vicarage Road, leaving the club with no choice but to send Solskjaer packing.
Michael Carrick has provisionally been appointed interim manager, but the club are expected to pursue a more permanent solution in due course.
Mauricio Pochettino has been continually linked with the post since his departure from Tottenham Hotspur, but he appointment at PSG complicated matters.
Pochettino has a blank cheque at the Parc des Princes and a real chance of winning the Champions League.
Still, according to the Daily Mail, he would be prepared to drop everything mid-season and move to Old Trafford, were United to approach him.
Another manager understood to be in the running is Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers.
The Sun report that contact has been made over the possibility of paying £8m in compensation to free him from the Foxes and bring him to Manchester.
This comes just a fortnight after our friends at CaughtOffside reported that Rodgers had reached a verbal agreement over taking over at Man United.
Finally, according to The Athletic, Steve Bruce, fresh from his departure from Newcastle United, is keen on taking the Man United job on an interim basis.
Bruce is believed to be confident he could stabilise the Man United dressing room. It’s hard to imagine him being given the opportunity to do so, though.
Current interim boss Carrick will be holding a press conference this afternoon ahead of Man United’s tussle with Villarreal in the Champions League.
You wonder if the club will have drafted any official word on their hunt for a new manager. Let’s wait and see.