Report: Manchester United draw up five-man shortlist to replace Ralf Rangnick

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Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla)
Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla)
 Luis Enrique (Spain)
Luis Enrique (Spain)
Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Erik ten Hag (Ajax)
Erik ten Hag (Ajax)
Mauricio Pochettino (Paris Saint-Germain)
Mauricio Pochettino (Paris Saint-Germain)

Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a list of five candidates they feel could take over as manager from next season.

German tactician Ralf Rangnick has been in interim charge of the club since December, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked for the side's disappointing form.

Click through the gallery above to see United's reported five-manager shortlist

However, it has not be smooth sailing under the German as the club was knocked out of the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, while they sit four points behind the top four.

The Red Devils hierarchy are now looking to ramp up their hunt for a permanent coach next season, and have reportedly identified five candidates, according to The Guardian.

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The first two names on the list are Paris Saint-Germain's Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax Amsterdam's Erik ten Hag, who are seemingly the favourites for the role.

Pochettino's future in Paris remains doubtful after the French club's humiliating Champions League elimination, with a number of reports claiming the Ligue 1 outfit is keen on Zinedine Zidane.

While Pochettino and Ten Hag look to be the main contenders for the United job, The Guardian added that Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel, Spain's Luis Enrique and Sevilla tactician Julen Lopetegui have also been added to the Red Devils' reported shortlist.

Here are the highest-paid managers in the Premier League.

11. Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) -  £5 million
11. Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa) - £5 million
10. David Moyes (West Ham United) -  £5 million
10. David Moyes (West Ham United) - £5 million
9. Frank Lampard (Everton) -  £5 million
9. Frank Lampard (Everton) - £5 million
8. Ralf Hasenhuttl (Southampton) -  £6 million
8. Ralf Hasenhuttl (Southampton) - £6 million
7. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) -  £7 million
7. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) - £7 million
6. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United) -  £8 million
6. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United) - £8 million
5. Ralf Rangnick (Manchester United) -  £8 million
5. Ralf Rangnick (Manchester United) - £8 million
12. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) -  £5 million
12. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - £5 million
4. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) -  £10 million
4. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) - £10 million
3. Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur) -  £15 millio
3. Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur) - £15 million
2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) -  £16 million
2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - £16 million
1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) -  £19 million
1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) - £19 million