Manchester United and Thomas Tuchel reportedly share a mutual interest in the Paris Saint-Germain boss replacing Ole Gunner Solskjaer as manager.
Tuchel guided the French side to a 3-1 win over Solskjaer’s Red Devils at Old Trafford in the Champions League in midweek.
But he remains under pressure after their failure to win the Champions League last season and a chance they could still be eliminated from the competition at the group stage.
Solskjaer is also in the hot seat after United’s mixed start to the campaign and Wednesday’s defeat did little to instil confidence that he is the right man for the job.
According to BILD, United are interest in the prospect of handing Tuchel the job to replace Solskjaer.
And it is said that Tuchel is also interested in the Old Trafford job.
United have been strongly linked with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, although he is now reportedly being lined up by Real Madrid as pressure builds on Zinedine Zidane.
That could mean Tuchel fits the bill to replace Solskjaer at some stage and get a fresh start away from the French capital, where he has guided PSG to back to back Ligue 1 titles.
Despite reported interest in other managers, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward issued a vote of confidence in Solskjaer and vowed to back him in the transfer market.
"What happens on the field is clearly our top priority," said Woodward, in a recent fans' forum meeting held virtually with Manchester United supporters.
"And while it's not the same without fans in the stadium, we've seen lots of highs since our last meeting in April, with that 14-game unbeaten run to finish third in last season's Premier League run and great wins against PSG and RB Leipzig on our return to the Champions League this season.
"Of course, we recognise there's more hard work ahead to achieve the consistency needed to win trophies.
"But we see positive signs on the pitch and the training ground that reinforce our belief in the progress being made by Ole, his coaching team and the players.
"I told this forum back in April that we remained committed to strengthening the squad, while being disciplined in our spending during the pandemic.
"I believe we've delivered on that, with the additions we made during the summer taking our total net spending to over €200million (£180m) since summer 2019 - more than any other major European club over that period.
"We will continue to support Ole with a planned, long-term approach to recruitment, focused on the summer windows."