Multiple trophy winning Spanish manager linked with surprise move to Man Utd

By | November 26, 2021

Villarreal chief Unai Emery is likely to become a contender for the Manchester United managerial job, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.

The Red Devils, who sacked the Norwegia tactician Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, are said to have pinpointed Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino as their number one target for the role at Old Trafford.

However, the board are also pursuing alternatives to the Argentine, and according to Christian, Unai is expected to be in the mix for the job.

There has allegedly not yet been any contact between the two sides, though, with the 20-time English champions currently working to appoint an interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Former Barcelona chief Ernesto Valverde has apparently emerged as the frontrunner to take on the role, which is currently being held by ex-midfielder Michael Carrick.

Emery, who recently snubbed the chance to become Newcastle United’s new leader, was in charge of United’ other Premier League rivals Arsenal between May 2018 and November 2019 before taking over at El Submarino Amarillo in the summer of 2020.

The 50-year-old tactician has lifted four UEFA Europa League trophies during his managerial career, in addition to winning the Ligue 1 title during his time in charge of Les Parisiens.