A new report has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo is keen for Manchester United to recruit former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique has laughed off claims Cristiano Ronaldo wants him to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.
The Red Devils parted ways with Solskjaer on Sunday following a 4-1 defeat at Watford in the Premier League. Michael Carrick takes over from the Norwegian temporarily. The club plan to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season, and later find a permanent coach.
Several big names, including Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers and former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, are among the favorites to become the permanent manager.
But Sky Sports has claimed Ronaldo wants Enrique to take over at Old Trafford. The 51-year-old boasts an impressive CV following superb spells at Barcelona and currently the Spanish national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo is keen for Luis Enrique to become the new #mufc manager, I’m told. The Spain boss likely to be considered for the role along with out-of-work Zinedine Zidane and Erik Ten Hag, the #ajax manager. Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers are long shots currently. See #ssn
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) November 21, 2021
What did Enrique say?
Speaking to reporters at the Centre Esportiu Laietà in Barcelona on Sunday, Enrique silenced any idea of him replacing Solskjaer.
“Is it April fools day today?” he quipped.
Asked if he would want to join a club as big as Manchester United, Enrique replied: “I’m already in the biggest team in Spain with 5,000 players.”
🇪🇸 @LUISENRIQUE21 sobre el supuesto interés de @Cristiano para que sea el entrenador del @ManUtd
😜"¿Es hoy el Día de los Inocentes?"
🇬🇧Noticia de @SkySports pic.twitter.com/SCPPZxpAHX
— Tiempo de Juego (@tjcope) November 21, 2021