Eric Cantona has bizarrely introduced himself as the brand new Manchester United supervisor in a video he posted on Instagram.
The membership is ready to place German coach Ralf Rangnick in non permanent cost following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the weekend, with a everlasting appointment anticipated on the finish of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers are the 2 ideally suited choices as a everlasting successor to Solskjaer. Each could be open to taking the job now, however it appears United have determined to delay making any main strikes.
Nevertheless, in a brief video message that may solely be a cheeky wind up, United legend Cantona has declared himself the brand new boss.
“Howdy, my associates,” the Frenchman mentioned. “I wish to let you know, completely, that I’m the brand new supervisor of Manchester United. I’ll let you know later the names of my nice employees. See you quickly.”
Cantona was the catalyst of United’s dominance of English soccer within the Nineties following his £1.2m switch from Leeds halfway by means of the inaugural Premier League marketing campaign.
Not solely was Cantona himself among the best gamers on the earth at the moment – ending third within the 1993 Ballon d’Or and securing additional nominations in 1994 and 1996 – he was hailed as a mentor for the membership’s home-grown expertise that secured a way forward for success lengthy after he had gone.
Cantona, now 55, has barely labored in soccer since his shock retirement from enjoying in 1997, shortly earlier than turning 31. He was longstanding coach of France’s nationwide seashore soccer group and briefly served as New York Cosmos ‘director of soccer’, which was primarily an ambassadorial function.