Football NewsLucien Favre and Rudi Garcia “Impress During United Talks to Become Interim Manager”
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Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia have both impressed the United hierarchy in their respective talks over the vacant interim manager position.

Lucian Favre and Rudi Garcia were part of a five-man shortlist for the temporary role at Old Trafford following Solskjaer’s dismissal last week. United is currently under caretaker Michael Carrick as the side is still on the lookout for a temporary boss until the summer to bring stability in a hectic season.

It is said Favre outlined a vision for the United team that impressed club bosses. Also, Garcia impressed in his discussions with the Premier League side.

Former Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde has already held talks with United’s director of football John Murtaugh along with former Lyon boss Garcia, who took the French club to the Champions League semi-finals in 2020.

Lokomotiv Moscow head of sports and development, Ralf Rangnick, former Dortmund boss, Lucien Favre and ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca are among the other names being linked with the temporary tole. However, sources in Germany claim Rangnick is cool on the idea of a short-term stint.

Meanwhile, United has accepted it will be too difficult to take long-term target Pochettino from PSG now. Although the France giants denied that an official approach for Pochettino has been rejected. It is understood United have tried to discreetly ascertain through a third party whether a move to install the former Spurs coach as a permanent manager as soon as possible would be a realistic option.

The indications are that PSG would be reluctant to let the Argentine depart mid-season and disrupt their season. Although, he is expected to re-emerge as a leading candidate for the United job in the summer.

While the search for an interim continues, Carrick is set to stay in charge for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea after he won against Villarreal with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.