Rudi Garcia confirms Manchester United talks to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement

Rudi Garcia confirms Manchester United talks to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's replacement

Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has confirmed that he was close to becoming Manchester United manager after he held talks with John Murtough and Darren Fletcher.

Man United cut their ties with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year November after the club legend failed to improve what many described as a pile of disappointing results.

The Red Devils held talks with several managers including former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino over a chance to become their next boss and eventually settled with Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.

Things didn’t go as planned between Manchester United and Rangnick and the German tactician had to leave after United finished 6th with zero goal difference in the Premier League last season.

Al Nassr’s manager has confirmed that he was ‘so close’ to becoming the next Manchester United manager after he had talks with United’s chiefs.

And he also admitted his admiration for Man United, insisting that no manager would ever turn down a chance to manage the club.

“They [Manchester United] chose Ralf Rangnick, but I met twice with John Murtough and Darren Fletcher,” said Garcia.

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“I came very close to coaching this club and was very motivated to go – who wouldn’t be motivated to coach United? Any coach.”

Manchester United would go on to appoint Erik ten Hag as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent replacement and the former Ajax manager has been decent so far.

Under Ten Hag’s watch, United are three points off the 4th position with a game in hand after 14 matches.

The Red Devils finished 2nd in the Europa League group stage with 15 points, the same points as first-placed Real Sociedad.