Serie A boss ‘in talks’ for interim role, according to new Manchester United candidate.
Man United’s search for a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues, with the club reportedly “in talks” with former Serie A and Ligue 1 manager Rudi Garcia.
Manchester United is said to have begun talks with Rudi Garcia, a Frenchman, to appoint him as interim manager until the end of the season.
After a humbling 4-1 defeat to Watford on Sunday, United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with club legend Michael Carrick taking over as caretaker manager.
United is expected to replace the Englishman with a short-term manager who will lead the team until the summer, when they will be able to appoint a more long-term manager.
And, according to The National, club officials have spoken with veteran tactician Garcia ahead of United’s 2-0 Champions League win over Villarreal.
Since departing Lyon at the end of the 202021 season, the 57-year-old has been without a club.
His team had a disappointing season, finishing fourth in Ligue 1 and missing out on the Champions League.
Despite this, the former midfielder remains a viable short-term option, having previously been named Serie A and Ligue 1 manager of the year.
He won the latter after guiding Lille to their first silverware in 50 years by winning both the league and the cup.
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Garcia is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, which he could use in the Man United dressing room.
Former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is also rumored to be interviewing for the job.
Former Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, who played for the club for nine years, is another possible candidate, according to reports.