Dimitar Berbatov expresses interest in Man Utd coaching role

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Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has publicly expressed an interest in a coaching role at his former club.

Bulgarian forward Berbatov hung up his boots in 2018 after memorable spells at Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen.

The 39-year-old trained with various clubs from his home country, and has fulfilled various media duties since retiring.

But it appears he is ready for a new chapter in his life – becoming a coach at Manchester United.

While fielding questions in an Instagram Q&A, Berbatov was asked: “Why don’t you become a forward coach for Manchester United?”

Seizing the opportunity, he replied to his 625k followers: “Well, first they need to invite me, you don’t imagine me going there and being like, ‘I will be the new coach of the forwards’, and if they invite me then it’s probably going to be an easy decision.”

After turning around their season, United now sit third in the Premier League table with a game in hand.

And Berbatov has backed his former side to continue their charge towards the top of the table as the season continues.

He told Betfair: “Everyone connected to the club is, of course, disappointed with being knocked out of the Champions League but that's in the past now and at the moment things are going well for United in the Premier League.

“If they win their other game in hand then they will move even further up the table and in my opinion, they are in a great position to attack the top and go for the title. They are lurking in the shadows at the moment. People aren't really paying attention to them and aren't really considering them as a title challengers.

“All the focus is on Liverpool and Spurs, but maybe there will be a few surprises along the way and United will fight for that top spot because it's a tight race this year.

“They need to correct this habit of conceding a goal first because, when they come up against a really good team, it's going to be difficult to turn the game around.

“United are doing really well so far in the league and I think they can be happy with how they've done so far. The big plus is their game-in-hand against Burnley. No offence to the Clarets but United should be taking three points there, which would be massive.”

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