Manchester United have been taking advantage of the break in the season with the World Cup qualifiers taking place to step up their manager search for the next coach to lead the club back to their winning ways this summer.
Unfortunately, they have just been delivered a huge setback with one of their most admired candidates.
Fabrizio Romano revealed on Wednesday afternoon that Luis Enrique has given an update on his position as the Spain national team manager amid speculation that he could be lined up for the job at Old Trafford this summer.
Romano tweeted: “Luis Enrique is understood to be only focused on Spain, nothing else. He’s lots of admirers in Man United board but it’s described as ‘more than complicated’.”
If the report from Romano is to be believed, there is no doubt that the Glazers will be fuming that they are struggling to tempt Enrique from his international job with Spain, especially when it is said that he has a lot of admirers on the Man United board.
Thus, it will clearly be a growing frustration for the owners and the club, who are still yet to make a decision.
Enrique is believed to be amongst Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino as front runners for the highly anticipated role, taking over from interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, at Old Trafford this summer. There is a huge project in place to revive the club back to their best, winning trophies after they have now fallen into their longest trophy drought in 40 years.
The 51-year-old manager is a proven winner which we saw throughout his time as Barcelona manager winning a Champions League, Club World Cup and two La Liga titles during his three-year tenure at the Spanish club.
Winning major trophies is something that Manchester United are surely desperate to achieve in the future, and Enrique clearly has the credentials and experience to bring those successes back to Old Trafford. So with that being said, they will either have to settle in defeat or make a more lucrative and tempting offer that the Spanish manager will struggle to refuse.