Top agent sounds out Man Utd managerial targets with Brendan Rodgers frontrunner

A top agent has reportedly told Manchester United that Brendan Rodgers is their No1 managerial target.

Although the Red Devils haven't sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they have been assessing what alternative options they have in recent weeks.

To do so thoroughly, they enlisted the help of the agent, who has been sounding out the potential successors to the underperforming Norwegian boss.

He was given four top contenders to speak to last month, which were Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane, Erik ten Hag and the Leicester manager.

And having now completed his task, the agent has declared Rodgers is the one United should pursue.

That's according to The Sun, who report that the agent is confident the club's hierarchy could convince him to leave the Foxes.

Of course, Conte is no longer an option after joining Tottenham.

The Italian was interested in the role but when the Spurs job presented itself, he was happy to pass the United opportunity up.

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Former Real Madrid boss Zidane, on the other hand, wasn't at all keen.

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The Frenchman isn't currently in a role and the glittering CV he's built up since starting his coaching journey makes him a very attractive option.

But it seems he doesn't see Old Trafford as being a very attractive option.

The remaining man on the four-man shortlist, Ajax's ten Hag, was the least receptive to the agent's advances and didn't want to discuss if he would be up for the job.

Rodgers has proved he can hang with the top managers in the Premier League during his spells with Liverpool and Leicester.

As such, previous reports have suggested Manchester City see him as a potential heir to Pep Guardiola for when his time is up at the Etihad.

It seems whoever leaves first out of Solskjaer and Guardiola could be the deciding factor as to where Rodgers takes his next career step.

Daily Star Sport understands Rodgers is United's top choice and the club have faith he will be their next manager thanks to a clause in his contract.

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