Man United might sign Julen Lopetegui as their next manager

Man United managerial target Julen Lopetegui has agreed terms with West Ham United to become their new manager for the upcoming season.

The Spaniard has linked with the Old Trafford job due to the poor form of Erik ten Hag’s side.

The future of the United coach is still undecide and whilst Ten Hag claims he is planning to be manager next season,

Some of his recent comments and press conference behaviour have indicated he is aware that his days numbered as United manager.

A host of names have linked with the job including Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Ruben Amorim.

It was recently report that the the Red Devils were keeping an eye on the talks between the Spaniard and AC Milan, which ultimately broke down last week.

Man United wants a new manager which can help and improve the team’s performance

But that he had been holding out hope that United would come calling for his services.

However, according to Fabrizio Romano, this will not be the case as he has already agreed a deal with fellow Premier League side, West Ham.

He posted on X, “Julen Lopetegui has agreed terms with West Ham to become new head coach replacing David Moyes from next season.”

“Lopetegui has accepted West Ham’s proposal, ready to proceed to formal stages. Details being finalised then contracts will be signed but agreement in place.”

Interestingly, the former Spanish national team coach reportedly turned down the Bayern Munich job this week, as he has had his sights set on a return to English football and the Hammers have presented him with this opportunity.

Therefore, it is fair to assume that had United shown more interest in the manager, they could have easily convinced him to join the Old Trafford club.

The confirmation of the news highlights another name to be tick off the list of potential candidates to take over the reins at United.

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