Luis Enrique, the manager of Spain, has denied rumors connecting him to Manchester United following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer was fired on Sunday after overseeing a disastrous start to the 2021-22 season in which United lost five of their first 12 games, including a 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.
A number of prospective replacements have already been mentioned, with Enrique allegedly being one of the frontrunners after being highlighted as a prominent contender by Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Barcelona manager and current Spain national team manager is one of the few managers who has been associated with the post, but when asked on Sunday, he laughed it off.
“Is today April Fools’ Day?” he is said to have asked when asked by La Sexta.
Enrique is apparently preferred by Cristiano Ronaldo and a few other Manchester United players over Zinedine Zidane, who is one of the favorites.
Meanwhile, Michael Carrick will lead the team until a suitable replacement is found.
Carrick’s next matchups this week include a Champions League away match against Villarreal, followed by a trip to Stamford Bridge to face league leaders Chelsea.
The club had previously announced that an interim manager will be appointed until the end of the season, with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers also reportedly in the running.
However, Brendan Rogers distanced himself from the position following rumors of him being in negotiation with Man united Board. His team lost 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.