Roberto Mancini has emerged as the most likely candidate to take over at Manchester United from Jose Mourinho, The Independent reports. The 64-year-old Italian managed United from 2008 to 2010 and led them to the Europa League and FA Cup double.
Mancini is a former Inter Milan manager as well. He won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles and the European Super Cup. Mancini was fired in 2010 after a disastrous season in which they lost the top spot in the table, finished fourth and lost the Coppa Italia to Palermo.
The Italian previously coached Inter when they won the club’s first-ever Champions League title in 2010 and when they lost to Bayern Munich in the 2013 final. Mancini has also been manager of Galatasaray and Zenit St. Petersburg. In total, Mancini managed 24 clubs during his career.
Other potential candidates include Red Bull Salzburg manager and former Bayern Munich coach, Oliver Bierhoff.
Former United boss Louis van Gaal also could be a candidate, according to The Telegraph. Mancini is the favorite, though, with the Red Devils at 4-1 with the bookmakers.
This post has been updated to include an update on the future of United manager, Jose Mourinho.