According to reports, Manchester United contacted ex-Machester City boss Roberto Mancini about the head coach position at Old Trafford. But Roberto Mancini has snubbed the approach from Manchester United as he wants to focus on Italy’s World Cup qualification.
Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the humiliating 4-1 defeat to Warford. This defeat meant that the Red Devils have only picked up one win in their last seven league matches.
As Ole was sacked, Michael Carrick has been announced as the team’s caretaker interim manager. Carrick will be in charge until the club finds another manager for the remainder of the season. In his first match in charge, he led United to a 2-0 win over Villareal in the UEFA Champions League. This win also seals Manchester United’s place in the knockout round of the Champions League.
Many managers have been linked as the Manchester United job currently remains open. Recent reports suggest that PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the number one target for the United hierarchy.
Roberto Mancini managed Manchester City between 2009 and 2013. He led the current Premier League champion to FA Cup and Premier League triumph. He also led Italy to the Euro 2020 title this summer.
Football journalist Christian Falk recently confirmed that Manchester United contacted Italy manager Roberto Mancini. But Mancini is fully focused on Italy’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
Manchini has a contract until 2026 with the Euro 2020 winners. Italy now have to go through the playoff rounds to book their place in the 2022 World Cup. As the Euro Champions missed automatic qualification finishing 2nd in their qualifying group.
Next manager for Manchester United?
Roberto Mancini becomes the latest manager to snub the Manchester United job approach. Ajax boss Erik Hag also ruled himself out of the Red Devils job. Spain boss Luis Enrique has also shown no interest in the United head coach position.
According to ESPN, PSG boss Pochettino is the frontrunner for the United job. But Paris Saint-Germain did turn the first approach made by the Red Devils. Manchester United certainly needs to act fast to land a new manager at the club if they want to finish in the top four of the Premier League and end the four-season trophy drought at Old Trafford.
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