Appointing a manager from outside to come in as an interim? This is a new one, isn't it? Well, that is what Manchester United are reportedly set on.
Following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last week, United's search for a replacement is duly picking up in intensity.
The likes of Erik ten Hag, Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochetinno have been thrown in the mix, but the latest name to be mentioned has a unique factor.
Man United have reportedly contacted Ernesto Valverde to take over until the end of the season.
"Manchester United have contacted former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde about the role of interim manager," the BBC reported.
"It is felt an experienced interim manager would bring the bring stability and the space needed to have a comprehensive assessment of the managerial situation."
Meanwhile, United are preparing to visit European champions Chelsea in West London this weekend.