Man United hold talks with Valverde over interim role – Report
Manchester United have held initial talks with Ernesto Valverde as they continue their search for an interim manager to take charge until the end of the season.
Valverde is one of a number of potential candidates to have spoken with United, and it is understood other prominent managers are in the frame for the role.
United are conducting a thorough process to appoint an interim boss following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last week, before beginning their search for a permanent successor.
The club are planning to make a permanent appointment at the end of the season and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is their first choice, with Ajax head coach Erik Ten Hag also in their thinking.
United are not ruling out the possibility of making a mid-season move for a permanent manger – even if they appoint an interim beforehand.
It is understood the former Tottenham boss would be interested in moving to Old Trafford, though Pochettino said on Monday he is “so happy” at PSG and will not allow United’s interest to distract him from his current role.
Pochettino joined PSG in January and is contracted to the Ligue 1 club until the summer of 2023.