Man United are “increasingly confident” of appointing Mauricio Pochettino as their next permanent manager.
The Red Devils are reportedly looking to appoint the 49-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur manager as their new permanent manager in the summer to replace Ralf Rangnick, according to the Daily Mirror.
Despite his current position as manager of Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino is described as the “number one candidate” to take over at Old Trafford this summer.
The French club is presently in first place in Ligue 1, but the Argentine is expected to leave in the summer, according to the report.
Pochettino has been on Manchester United’s radar for “many years,” according to the article, but the Red Devils have failed to sign him.
Rangnick is expected to go into a consultant job at Old Trafford when his term as interim manager expires in the summer, allowing the Red Devils to hire a permanent manager.
Rangnick’s Manchester United, on the other hand, still has a lot to play for this season. The Red Devils are currently in fourth place in the Premier League and are striving for a place in the Champions League.
When they face Middlesbrough on Friday night, they’ll be hoping to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Manchester United will play Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the end of the month.
Former Liverpool FC and England midfielder Steve McManaman revealed last year that he wouldn’t be surprised if Pochettino took over at Old Trafford in the near future.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Manchester United went back and got Mauricio Pochettino,” McManaman said back in November last year.
“Anyone who works at Paris Saint-Germain for a couple of years has normally had enough of it! And Poch would probably be the man because of his knowledge and experience of England and the Premier League.”