To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Eric Cantona Confirms That He's The New Manchester United Manager

Tom Fenton

| Last updated 

Eric Cantona Confirms That He's The New Manchester United Manager

After Manchester United's sacking of one club legend, they couldn't be about to hire another straight after...could they?

Well according to Eric Cantona himself, he is set to become the club's next gaffer, after announcing the revelation in an Instagram post earlier today.

King Eric was a seriously gifted player in his heyday, scoring 70 Premier League goals for United between 1992 and 1997.

However, since retiring, the 55-year-old hasn't exactly set the managerial world alight, only previously coaching France's beach football team.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

More known for film appearances, it would represent quite a career change for the man whose name is still sung in the Stretford End.

And yet, here appears to be the confirmation, straight from the horse's mouth.

While Cantona looks earnest enough in the video, we suspect United fans are going to need a bit more convincing than that.

After all, several reports in recent days have linked the likes of Pochettino, as well as Lucien Favre with the vacant manager role.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

it remains to be seen what exactly Cantona is illuding to, although the "see you soon" sign off suggests we won't be waiting too long to find out.

His statement doesn't appear to have impacted the bookmakers just yet, as Pochettino and Valverde still very much lead the way as favourites.

we suspect the United board won't be completely blinded by nostalgia...again.

Topics: Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Cantona, Old Trafford, Roy Keane

Tom Fenton
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Jude Bellingham's insane highlights vs Senegal are the best you'll witness from a teenage midfielder at the World Cup

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

4K image proves controversial Japan goal vs Spain was right to stand

3 days ago