Manchester United’s Director of Football John Murtough has said the club are conducting a ‘thorough process’ for their new permanent manager.
Ralf Rangnick has been in charge at Old Trafford on an interim basis since December, with a permanent appointment set to be made in the summer, and Rangnick transitioning into a consultancy role.
The frontrunners for the manager’s position are reportedly Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag, although the likes of Luis Enrique, Diego Simeone and Roberto Mancini have been also been linked.
In a statement on Wednesday, Murtough said: “We’re now conducting a thorough process for the appointment of a new permanent manager who will take charge this summer.
“He will have the objective to get us back to challenging for those domestic and European titles.”
It comes on the same day issued the results of their their second fiscal quarter in 2022, where revenue grew by 7.3%.
Richard Arnold, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Everyone associated with Manchester United should have belief in the opportunities that lie ahead of us, both on the pitch and in the way we engage and serve our fans.
“We have a clear vision and we are implementing a strategy to win with an empowered leadership team to drive that forward. We will foster a culture of excellence through a world-class football environment, while strengthening the role of fans at the heart of the club and harnessing the power of Manchester United to make a positive impact on people, the environment and society.
“All of this will be supported by a sustainable operating model that ensures the club is strong for the present and secure for the future.”
The club’s Chief Financial Officer, Cliff Baty added: “For the second fiscal quarter of 2022, we achieved robust revenue growth of 7.3% despite the postponement of two matches in the quarter due to Covid-19.
“Results reflect the continued strength of our Sponsorship revenues, supported by record-breaking digital fan engagement, in addition to the return of more normalized Matchday operations. We look forward with optimism to the remainder of the fiscal year.”