Luis Enrique denies rumors linking him to Man Utd
Luis Enrique ruled out the option to leave his current post to join Man Utd.
What did Luis Enrique say?
Spain’s head coach denied rumors linking him to Man Utd following Solskjaer’s firing. Ole Gunnar was relieved of his managerial responsibilities Sunday after overseeing a poor start to the 2021-22 campaign, which saw Man Utd lose five of its opening 12 games, including a 4-1 reversal at Watford on Saturday. A number of potential successors have already been discussed, and Luis has reportedly been identified as a veteran mascot of Man Utd Ronaldo among the front-line soldiers.
The Spanish head coach, who has led the Spanish national team since 2018, quickly moved to close the conversation about a potential move to Old Trafford. Asked to address reports that he is in line to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Luis Enrique told the publication that today is April Fools’ Day? Luis Enrique also gave a tongue-in-cheek response when he pressed on whether he would want to move to a club as big as Man Utd, adding that he is already in Spain’s biggest team with 5,000 players.
A little about the topic
Former Real Madrid boss Zidane is reportedly next on the Man Utd shortlisted, closely followed by Ajax’s Erik ten Hag. The club has announced that it will appoint an interim manager until the end of the season, with Lester’s boss Rodgers also revealing that he is in shot. Brendan Rodgers distanced itself from the position last week, however, and was forced to revert to speculation after losing to his side 3-0 to Chelsea on Saturday.
He dismissed the suggestion that Leicester was affected by the Man Utd reporting, saying in a post-match press conference that no, not at all. He said last week that it was okay, it was not real and he talked to their players about it. It has nothing to do with it.