Manchester United have contacted former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde about the role of interim manager.
Valverde, 57, is one of a handful of potential candidates to take charge until the end of the season before United hire a permanent manager.
United are focusing on an interim boss to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
They feel recruiting Paris St-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino immediately may not be as straightforward as has been suggested.
Former Tottenham manager Pochettino said on Tuesday he was “so happy” at PSG and that he will not be distracted by links to the United job.
Valverde fits the template of an experienced coach who may not expect to get the job on a permanent basis after the stint as interim manager.