Next manager rumours as Man United ‘request information’ on Thiago Motta to replace Erik ten Hag

Thiago Motta
Thiago Motta is admired by Man United -Credit:Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Manchester United have reportedly sought information on the situation of Bologna manager Thiago Motta, should the club decide to make a managerial change this summer.

Erik ten Hag's long-term future at Old Trafford remains uncertain after an underwhelming campaign. His future remains a huge topic of discussion, though United could yet oversee a great end to the season if they can win the FA Cup and qualify for the Champions League.

However, the latter seems more distant following their latest draw at Bournemouth. The Dutchman's position seems under threat with Sir Jim Ratcliffe's restructuring of the club continuing to take shape.

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United have been linked with a host of names that could replace Ten Hag, including former Chelsea boss Graham Potter, Julian Nagelsmann and Gareth Southgate. Meanwhile, Motta is also an attractive option for United's chiefs.

According to Caught Offside, Motta has emerged as a possible candidate and United have asked for information over his situation with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

When asked about his long-term future, Motta said: "I'm not thinking about the future because we're living such a beautiful moment that I just want to enjoy it, not only with fans but all those people associated with Bologna. Therefore, I don't have time to think about the future but when the time comes, we will think about it."

In his first season with Bologna, Motta guided Bologna to ninth, their best Serie A finish since their return to the top flight in 2015. They are currently fourth and sit just four points from third-placed Juventus with six games remaining.

The report also adds that more experienced managers like Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte are admired by United. Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is said to have been considered in the past but is reportedly no longer among the leading candidates.