Manchester United have been linked with almost every high profile manager in Europe this week, but it appears they may be running out of options. Old Trafford doesn't seem to hold the pulling power it did 12 months ago after David Moyes' reign.
This week has seen Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp linked with the job, but Van Gaal is the only one not to have ruled himself out of the running, and that is because he is the only one not to have commented. Carlo Ancelotti laughed off the reports whilst Klopp said he was embarrassed to have to rule himself out.
The Borussia Dortmund manager was seen to be many fans' favourite to take over at the end of the season, with Ryan Giggs taking temporary charge of the club. However, Klopp said on Thursday that he did not want the job for '1,000' reasons, barely 48 hours after the vacancy was made at Old Trafford.
Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho also dismissed the rumours, with both saying that they feel sorry for what happened to David Moyes. Mourinho was adamant about his position at Chelsea, saying that 'Chelsea don't have to worry about me' with some fans questioning his next move should he bring the Champions League back to Stamford Bridge.
Guardiola was always going to be a tough ask given the work he has done at Barcelona and now Bayern Munich and it seems Manchester United can't tempt him either. Van Gaal is the favourite to succeed Moyes on a permanent basis after the World Cup with which the former Ajax and Barcelona boss will lead the Netherlands.
Former United defender Gary Neville said that the club didn't need a big named manager to take over, and it seems they won't be able to get one unless Van Gaal takes the role.
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