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16:42  22 november  2021
16:42  22 november  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward could delay his departure from the club to oversee their search for a new manager.

Woodward announced in April he was going to leave his role at the end of 2021, following the collapse of the failed European Super League project.

United though are now on the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

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Sky Sports have reported that the current 'instability' within United's football department means Woodward is 'likely to still have a key role for many months to come'.

Woodward may delay Man Utd exit to help appoint Ole replacement

  Woodward may delay Man Utd exit to help appoint Ole replacement Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could delay his departure from the club.In April, following the collapse of the club's attempt to join the breakaway European Super League, United announced that Woodward will retire at the end of this year.

After sacking Solskjaer, the club announced in a statement that former midfielder and first-team coach Michael Carrick would take charge of the next few games, starting with Tuesday's Champions League clash with Villarreal.

An interim manager would then be appointed until the end of the season, before a permanent replacement would come in during the summer.

Woodward is set to be involved in the search for both the interim position, then the full-time manager's role going forwards.

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The 49-year-old first joined United from Tottenham under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2005 and has held his current coaching role since 2012.

In the club's official statement on his departure earlier this year, Woodward said: 'The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year.'

Carrick: I'm here for however long I am needed

  Carrick: I'm here for however long I am needed Michael Carrick has said he will stand in as interim Manchester United manager for as long as he is needed. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday morning following United's 4-1 defeat at Watford, with Carrick placed in temporary charge while the club look for an interim manager to see them through until the end of the season, at which point the plan is to recruit a permanent boss.

He added: 'We have invested more than £1bn in the squad during my time here and I am particularly delighted with the progress the players have made under the astute leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching team in the last two years.

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'I am sure that with the changes we have made on-field and to the coaching and football staff in recent years this great club will soon be lifting silverware again. It deserves to.'

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Woodward also came out in support of Solskjaer before their thumping 4-1 defeat to Watford.

The Norwegian had faced intense scrutiny following humbling home defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

In a statement by Woodward following the release of their financial results, he said: 'While these financial results today demonstrate our resilience through the pandemic, our top priority is success on the pitch.

PSG 'have been in contact with Zidane' in case Pochettino left

  PSG 'have been in contact with Zidane' in case Pochettino left Pochettino tops United's shortlist of replacements for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked on Sunday following a dreadful run of results in the Premier League. United announced their intention to appoint an interim coach until the end of the season but, as Sportsmail revealed on Monday, Pochettino is interested in taking up the vacancy right away.

'The manager, players and everyone at the club are determined to achieve that objective.'

Despite a second-place finish last season and heavy recruitment in the summer, United seem to have taken a step backwards from the last campaign.

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They currently sit eighth in the league table having lost five of their last seven games.

This poor form led to the departure of Solskjaer after three trophy-less years at Old Trafford.

Whoever comes in to the role as interim manager is expected to work with the existing coaching and support staff.

Bigger changes could take place in the summer where a full-time manager is appointed.

Sportsmail revealed that Mauricio Pochettino would be prepared to quit Paris Saint-Germain and take on the role at United.

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The former Tottenham boss is living in a hotel while his family remain in London, and is said to be frustrated at managing a dressing-room with big egos like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Pochettino was heavily linked with the United job when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018 and is still admired by the Old Trafford hierarchy.

The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag have also been linked with the permanent role at Old Trafford.

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PSG 'WERE willing to let Pochettino join United' if terms were met .
According to French news outlet Telefoot, United could have made Pochettino their new manager if they bought out the rest of his contract at PSG. United decided to appoint Rangnick instead.While Pochettino was linked with the job, United instead confirmed Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager on Monday, with the German taking over until the end of the season following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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