Man Utd in talks to agree deal former Lyon manager

By | November 26, 2021

Rudi Garcia has reportedly held talks with the Manchester United board over becoming the club’s interim manager.

United are looking at a host of candidates to lead them until the end of the campaign, with Michael Carrick currently serving as caretaker coach following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday.

According to The National, the Frenchman has been interviewed for the role, speaking to the hierarchy ahead of this week’s 2-0 win over Villarreal.

The interview was overseen by the English giants’ technical director Darren Fletcher and football director John Murtough.

The 57-year-old’s most recent role was at the Ligue 1 club Lyon, where he led the team to the Champions League semi-final last year, knocking out Juventus and Manchester City in the process.

He left Les Gones at the end of last campaign after missing out on UCL qualification. He is a three-time French head coach of the year having also led Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2011.

His only stint outside of France was as Roma chief between 2013 and 2016, leading the club to two second place finishes in Serie A.

Mauricio Pochettino remains their first choice to become United’s next permanent manager but it is unclear whether the Red Devils can tempt him away from Paris Saint-Germain midway through a season.