Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to keep the good run of form going after the enforced break.
Club chief Ed Woodward is likely to be constantly considering the future of the managerial role having sacked three bosses during his tenure, and an unlikely name has now been brought up in discussion.
Hans-Dieter Flick has done a magnificent job at Bayern Munich since taking over on a temporary basis after the sacking of Niko Kovac, winning 18 of their 21 fixtures and scoring 67 goals.
The former Red Bull Salzburg assistant is likely to be offered the job on a permanent basis but the Bundesliga leaders could face some unlikely competition from the Premier League
German outlet Bild have reported that Hans-Dieter Flick has been earmarked as a possible replacement for Solskjaer in the future, despite their recent form suggesting that they are on the right track to secure a Champions League return.
Although he has previously helped David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho out of the door, Woodward’s comments about his current manager suggest that sacking him will only be done as a last resort.
He said of the position earlier this year: "There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance.
“Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.
"Then, when you go into the dressing room, you put the red shirt on and you feel arrogant, self assured. As Michael Carrick said in his book, you want to take the ball, you want the ball in tight spaces, you want a never-say-die spirit. Ole has brought a lot of the discipline back.
"Whatever manager we have has to buy into that philosophy and Ole is a walking, talking version of that.
“Let’s let this play out with Ole in terms of the culture reboot."
Solskjaer himself is keen to build on what has been a good period, but he understands that the current delay in fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic is the best outcome for all who are involved.
Woodward said: "While it is disappointing to see the season paused, we recognise there are bigger considerations as part of the need to help slow the spread of coronavirus."
With the official club statement saying: They said: “Manchester United is closely monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), and taking steps to help slow the spread of the virus.
“The following information summarises how different parts of the club are being impacted and responding.
“The Premier League and the FA have announced that all games are to be suspended until at least Friday 3 April, and UEFA has also suspended the next round of games in the Europa League.”
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