Manchester United’s hierarchy have turned down a move for Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti despite legendary ex-boss, Sir Alex Ferguson making the recommendation.
United are in the market in search of a new permanent manager to take from interim boss, Ralf Rangnick.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Tag of Ajax have been picked as frontrunners to land the role this summer.
Also, rumours are linking the board and a move for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, however, the later party is keen on continuing with the West London club.
Meanwhile, Ferguson was reported to have recommended Ancelotti despite his admiration for Pochettino.
However, ESPN report that the Real Madrid boss is now among the candidates considered by United’s hierarchy as either ‘unsuitable or unattainable’.
Also in consideration is Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann and Roberto Mancini, who was also linked with a surprise move to Old Trafford.
Ten Hag has already been interviewed by Manchester United this week.
Pochettino, however, is under pressure to keep his job at Paris Saint-Germain for the remainder of the season following their Champions League exit to Real Madrid earlier this month.
PSG remain on course to win Ligue 1 by a considerable margin but they delivered another woeful performance in their 3-0 defeat to Monaco last weekend.
Paul Parker slams Manchester United star
Former Manchester United star, Paul Parker, has told forward, Marcus Rashford that the England captain is simply nothing with England and Manchester United.
Parker wants the player to know that he (Rashford) was not even good enough to play for any of the clubs he has been linked with in recent weeks.
The England star has gone through a difficult season at Manchester United since returning from injury in October..
The 24-year-old has started just one of United’s last five league matches and was also left out of last week’s England squad.
There are reports that Rashford have has grown frustrated with his role at the club and is now planning on pursuing his career at a new club.
He is said to be wanted by Liverpool and Barcelona, among other European club.
But Parker, however, is not convinced those clubs will have serious interest, believing the player has taken too much on off the pitch and is now paying the price.
“At the end of the day, if he’s not a Manchester United player, he’s not really good for anyone else. They’re not interested in him, PR wise, to be perfectly honest,” Parker told OddsNinja.
“Manchester United and England sells Marcus Rashford. Marcus Rashford without England and Manchester United is a nobody to the people out there who want to sell/market him. “