Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly interested in replacing Ole Gunnar Soulscozer as manager of the Red Devils and Spain manager Luis Enrique. The 20-time Premier League champions have parted ways with the Norwegians after losing 4-1 to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
According to Rob Dorset of Sky Sports, Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo believes former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is the ideal replacement for Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solscare. A 51-year-old youth-philosopher led Spain to the Euro 2020 semifinals and this year’s UEFA Nations League final.
Manchester United have suffered their fourth defeat in their last five Premier League games against Claudio Ranieri’s side. The result, however, sealed the fate of Soulskazar at Old Trafford. The Norwegians have been under intense pressure since a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool a month ago.
A week ago, Manchester United lost 2-0 to Manchester City. Many fans and pundits believed that another loss would cause the club to split with Soulskazar. The club has announced the departure of the 48-year-old player and appointed Michael Carrick as the club’s interim manager.
Reds are actively searching for a long-term replacement for Solskjaer. Portuguese forward. Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to sign former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. The Spaniard is considered one of the best players in world football.
Enrique is best known for his three-year stint as manager of Barcelona between 2014 and 2017. While with the club, he led Barcelona to two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles and one Champions League title.
Zinedine Zidane, Ajax boss Eric Ten Hague and Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers have all joined Manchester United.
Manchester United could target Zinedine Zidane due to French close ties with Cristiano Ronaldo
Although Cristiano Ronaldo has backed Luis Enrique as the ideal replacement for Ole Gunnar Solsczar, Manchester United are likely to move to former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
The 49-year-old has not returned to football since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season. The Frenchman also has close ties with Manchester United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Varane.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane helped Real Madrid win one La Liga and three Champions Leagues together at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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In addition, Luis Enrique is unlikely to leave the Spanish national team in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.