Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have reportedly narrowed their search for a new permanent coach down to six manne.

The Red Devils fired Jose Mourinho last month and gave Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer the reins until the end of the season.

And after leading the team to four wins in four matches, the former United striker is now one of the coaches on the shortlist, according to the Sun. 

Solskjaer has brought back an attacking style to the Old Trafford giants, with the side scoring 12 goals.

The other names are Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc, Julian Nagelsmann and Marco Rose. 

Marco Rose Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Boss of Premier League rivals Tottenham, Pochettino has been one of the leading names since Jose’s sacking after reportedly being snubbed by the Argentinian back in 2016. 

Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Zidane is another big name in the mix, with the former Real Madrid boss still free since quitting the Champions League winners after leading the club to a three European Cups in a row.

Zinedine Zidane. Photo: BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

Former United defender Blanc was one of the names linked to taking the temporary role last month and the ex-Paris St Germain and Bordeaux boss is reportedly still on United’s wanted list. 

Laurent Blanc. Photo: AP

Hoffenheim’s young boss Julian Nagelsmann and Red Bull Salzburg coach Rose are also being monitored after proving their ability to innovate tactically and compete in major European competition. 

Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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