Cristiano Ronaldo's choice for Man Utd's new manager revealed

Ronaldo has a favourite for Manchester United's next manager
Ronaldo has a favourite for Manchester United's next manager / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly already chosen his favourite as the next club manager.

Current interim manager Ralf Rangnick is set to step aside from managerial duties and move into a consultancy role with the club.

According to The Athletic, a four-man shortlist has been made for the next manager of Manchester United.

Coaches like Luis Enrique, Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino and Julen Lopetegui are the four managers in consideration for the most sought after managerial job in the footballing world.

Furthering The Athletic's stance, earlier in January, the Mirror reported that Ronaldo too has a personal opinion on who should be United's next boss, and it is Luis Enrique.

Enrique led Barcelona to the coveted treble in the year 2015 before making a move to Spain's national team in 2018.

He also led the national team to the semi-final of Euro 2020 as well as the final of the UEFA Nations League.

Furthermore, the Spaniard comes with a pedigree of managing some of the greatest high-profile players in Lionel Messi and Neymar, which means, he ideally would know exactly how to balance the much talked about Manchester United dressing room.

While Enrique looks like he could prove to be a hit managerial choice, it is important to understand that the Spanish coach hasn't taken charge of a club since the year 2017 and that could prove to be a time consuming prospect as he gets used to the day to day life at Old Trafford.

Apart from all the above, the major issue with Ronaldo's favourite, Enrique is, that it is the FIFA World Cup year and it will be extremely difficult for him to negotiate an exit from the national team ahead of such a major tournament, despite knowing that a Manchester United managerial job isn't something that comes across easily.