Now that Jose Mourinho has been sacked, United are taking a leaf out of the FAI's book and appointing two managers - an external caretaker until the end of the season and then a full-time boss from next season onwards.
Laurent Blanc and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer are believed to be the frontrunners for the temporary role to the end of the season, but there has been a widespread consensus as to who should get the job in the summer.
Two of the most influential football voices in England - Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher - have both given their imprimatur to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Speaking at a press conference today, Pochettino didn't exactly rule himself out of the role.
I think after nearly five years there are a lot of rumours that have happened in my position here, as manager of Tottenham.
I cannot answer this type of question. These type of rumours happen in this business, in football.
I always respect the opinion of everyone, whether people praise me, whether people do not agree with me, whether people say different things. The business we know very well.
A lot of rumours happen but it is not my business what happened at another club. I am so focused in trying to deliver my best job at this football club.
We have ahead of us a very busy run of fixtures, tomorrow we play another derby.
It is so important for us - the quarter-final of the cup and I think everyone understand I am focused on tomorrow and doing my best job.
Pochettino also sent his best wishes to Mourinho, saying "I feel so sorry because I know him very well, I have a very good relationship with him. He is a very good friend. It is sad news what happened today".
Pochettino's Spurs face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup tomorrow night.