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Manchester United’s search for an interim manager could now see them go for Lucien Favre – a man who wanted the Celtic job not long ago.

The Telegraph report that United have now put together a shortlist of five managers.

United want to bring in an interim boss to see them through the season – similar to what Guus Hiddink used to do at Chelsea.

Favre is believed to be on that list as United attempt to navigate life after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday and United now want to make a short-term appointment, giving them time to try and find the right man.

Favre missed out on Celtic job, could end up at United

Favre has been looking to get back into the game for a while having left Borussia Dortmund last season.

The Daily Mail reported in March that Favre wanted to become the new Celtic manager.

Neil Lennon had gone and Favre fancied a move to Glasgow. After impressive spells at Borussia Monchengladbach and Nice, Favre looked an exciting candidate.

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Celtic didn’t go for Favre in the end though. Their top target was Eddie Howe, and when he didn’t come in, the Bhoys appointed Ange Postecoglou.

Postecoglou has done some great work with Celtic this season, with Bhoys fans surely happy with the Australian so far.

As for Favre, going from missing out on the Celtic job to managing Manchester United would be quite the turnaround.

Other candidates are in the mix, but Favre’s experience could see him land the Old Trafford reins in the coming days.


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