Manchester United meet Ernesto Valverde with Pochettino still in sights

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  • Former Barcelona manager in talks over interim job
  • Pochettino ‘happy’ at PSG but offers no guarantee over future

Manchester United have spoken to Ernesto Valverde regarding becoming their interim manager. The 57-year-old was Barcelona’s manager from May 2017 until January 2020, winning La Liga twice and a Copa del Rey, and is out of work.

It is understood Valverde has discussed with John Murtough, United’s football director, taking over on a temporary basis, with the club conscious that having worked with Lionel Messi at Barcelona he would be at ease managing Cristiano Ronaldo. Valverde has started sounding out potential players he could add to strengthen the squad should he be appointed.

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Written by Exclusive by Jamie Jackson and Fabrizio Romano
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/23/manchester-united-in-talks-with-ernesto-valverde-over-interim-manager-job under the title “Manchester United meet Ernesto Valverde with Pochettino still in sights”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.