LUIS ENRIQUE appeared to rule himself out of the running for Manchester United’s manager’s role.

The former Barcelona boss is reported to be among a number of coaches linked to the Red Devils hotseat, with Erik ten Hag rumoured to be the frontrunner.


Luis Enrique intends to remain in his role as Spain manager according to reports and despite being linked with Man UnitedCredit: AFP

The Daily Mirror claims Man United, who are battling a place in next season’s Champions League, were preparing to approach Enrique.

The club are thought to be keen to have a new boss in place by the start of next season which begins on August 6 this year.

However, reports in Spain quoting Enrique before his national team’s friendly match against Iceland tonight, suggest the coach intends to remain in his present job.

And Enrique hinted he would enjoy nothing more than leading his side’s bid to triumph at the World Cup in Qatar this year.

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The Spain chief, 51, who led his side to the Euros semi-finals last July, told Marca: “In Qatar I will be with Spain and what may come we will see.

“Is there any more doubt? Do I have to repeat it more times?

“There is no position that excites me more than representing my country in Qatar.”

Enrique enjoyed silverware-winning success during his three-year spell in charge of Barcelona clinching eight major trophies.


He led the Catalan side to a treble in the 2014-15 season winning the Spanish top tier and Champions League crowns and one Spanish Cup

Manchester United are reported to have interviewed Ten Hag who is rumoured to be a strong favourite for their managerial post.

However former Red Devils gaffer Louis van Haal has publicly suggested his compatriot should avoid taking on the role

Earlier this month the Netherlands chief said: “Ten Hag is great coach.

“A great coach is good for Man Utd. But they are a commercial club.

Erik ten Hag is rumoured to be the favourite to become Man UnIted's new manager by next season.


Erik ten Hag is rumoured to be the favourite to become Man UnIted’s new manager by next season.Credit: Getty

“Those are difficult choices for a coach. He should choose a football club, not a commercial club.”

The Old Trafford giants have been strongly linked with Mauricio Pochettino amid rumours of a potential future exit from Paris Saint-Germain for the Argentinian.