The report came at the same time Manchester United humiliated Villarreal in the Spanish League with a score of 2-0, Wednesday (11/24/2021). according to BBC, they have contacted the former Barcelona coach to offer the position.
“Manchester United has contacted former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde about the role of interim manager,” the report reads, Wednesday (24/11/2021).
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Reportedly, the Spanish tactician is a strong candidate as interim coach for the Red Devils. He became a candidate after bringing Mauricio Pochettino from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was considered impossible.
Still from the same source, management’s interest in Valverde is not without reason. His coaching pattern is considered suitable as a temporary coach at Old Trafford. Of course, the match was due to be paired with Michael Carrick who was taking over after Solskjaer’s departure.
For additional information, Valverde is a coach who often uses a 4-3-3 formation. Currently, he is still unemployed after being sacked by Barcelona in January 2020 after three seasons as head coach at Camp Nou.
Indeed, his record with the Catalan club is also not too bad. In total, he has led from the sidelines for 145 games. With details, 93 wins, 32 draws, and only lost 16 times.
For three seasons, Valverde has also contributed four titles to the Blaugrana. Of the four titles, his best record is two consecutive Spanish League champions, namely in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 periods.