Manchester United have reportedly identified Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim as a potential managerial target and replacement for the departed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
According to The Telegraph, Amorim, who is a former teammate and compatriot of Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo, is the latest name to be linked to the Old Trafford managerial post. He has established himself as one of the finest young coaches in the game despite only starting his career.
In his 72 games in charge of Sporting, the 36-year-old has won 73.6% of his matches with his team scoring 132 goals and conceding just 50. He won the Primeira Liga title last season, while his side are unbeaten this season and have conceded just four goals in 11 games.
Manchester United have also been linked with the likes of PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, and Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers.
The likes of Laurent Blanc and Ralf Rangnick are also being considered, but on an interim basis, but reports have it that neither is particularly keen on the job.
It remains to be seen if the United board will appoint Amorim which would be risky considering the Portuguese coach’s lack of top-level experience and him not being used to handling a star-studded dressing room full of seasoned players – some of whom are older than he is.
Meanwhile, the club have already appointed Michael Carrick as a caretaker manager, with his first game a Champions League clash against La Liga side Villarreal on Tuesday.