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Man Utd keen on appointing permanent manager before end of season

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The Red Devils want to avoid repeating past mistakes by appointing their new permanent manager much sooner than initially expected.

Originally, the Red Devils were expected to appoint a long-term replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer, with Ralf Rangnick appointed interim manager until the end of the season.

The club is, however, believed to be looking to announce their new manager sooner than expected to avoid previous mistakes made during Moyes’ time.

In 2013, when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson, he did not arrive at the club until two months as United refused to pay Everton compensation.

Moyes has since admitted regretting the delay in starting his role as manager following his difficult stint as a United coach.

According to Manchester Evening News, a source said United’s search is a case of ‘the sooner, the better’.

In order to find a new manager, football director John Murtough is overseeing the process, with the original plan being for Rangnick to assist him at the end of the season, however, the club now intends to have a new manager before the end of the German’s interim tenure.

In November, United sacked Solskjaer and appointed Rangnick as interim manager two weeks after.

At the moment, the club’s shortlist of candidates is believed to be Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers.

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