Manchester United are reportedly looking at Julian Nagelsmann as a potential future manager as pressure grows on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer’s future is in doubt after United’s worst start for 30 years, with the club 12th in the Premier League having won just two of their eight games so far.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handed Solskjaer a three-year deal in March, is understood to be losing patience with the team’s woeful form.
A heavy defeat to arch rivals and Premier League leaders Liverpool, United’s next opponents after the international break, could be the end for Solskjaer.
Nagelsmann, meanwhile, has been earmarked as one to watch as he continues his impressive work in the Bundesliga.
At the age of 32, Nagelsmann is already on his second Bundesliga job, having joined RB Leipzig from Hoffenheim earlier this year.
He is contracted to Leipzig until 2023, but United are watching him with an eye on the future, according to the Mail.
Leipzig are currently fifth in the Bundesliga, just two points off early pacesetters Borussia Monchengladbach, and have a win and a defeat so far from their Champions League games.
Nagelsmann led Hoffenheim into the Champions League after becoming the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when he took charge of the side aged 28, having seen his playing career ended by injury when he was 20.
He led them from second bottom in the German top flight to safety after taking charge in 2016, before overseeing fourth- and third-placed finishes respectively in his first two full seasons, with the latter earning Hoffenheim a Champions League group stage place for the first time in the club’s history.
Meanwhile, time is running out for Solskjaer.
It is understood several of United’s senior players have begun to question Solskjaer’s tactical acumen, while his claim that he “needed to sort their heads out” after the Newcastle game has not gone down well within the dressing-room.
After facing Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 20, United face away games against Partizan Belgrade and Norwich City which could make or break his future.