Wolves Boss Gary O’Neil Denies Manchester United Coaching Interest

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil has dismissed recent reports linking him to a coaching role at Manchester United, stating that there is “no truth” to the speculation. Despite the rumors, O’Neil expressed his appreciation for being associated with a prestigious club like Manchester United, emphasizing that it is an honor regardless of the validity of the claims.

The speculation emerged from an ESPN article suggesting that Manchester United were interested in discussing a coaching position with O’Neil as part of their restructuring plans under Sir Jim Ratcliffe. However, O’Neil swiftly dismissed the reports, expressing confusion about their origin and affirming his commitment to Wolves.

“Growing up, Liverpool and Manchester United always felt special. It’s an honour to be linked even if there’s no truth in it,” O’Neil remarked, highlighting the significance of being associated with two iconic clubs in English football.

Having taken charge of Wolves just before the start of the season following the departure of Julen Lopetegui, O’Neil has guided the team to a commendable ninth position in the Premier League standings. Despite financial constraints, O’Neil has steered Wolves within striking distance of sixth-placed Manchester United, keeping alive their hopes of securing European qualification.

Reflecting on his tenure at Wolves, O’Neil expressed his satisfaction with his role as head coach and reiterated his enjoyment of working with the team. He emphasized his focus on Wolves and dismissed any distractions arising from external speculation.

While the specifics of the reported coaching role at Manchester United remain unclear, O’Neil’s commitment to Wolves remains unwavering. With discussions of a contract extension on the horizon, Wolves are keen to retain O’Neil’s services beyond his current deal, which has just over two years remaining.

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