Man Utd face competition for Mauricio Pochettino as Paris Saint-Germain manager ‘sounded out’ by another rival
According to rumors, Manchester United’s management ambitions have been thrown into disarray because another European behemoth is interested in Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino, 49, of Paris Saint-Germain, is the frontrunner to take over in the Old Trafford dugout when Ralf Rangnick’s temporary tenure ends at the conclusion of the season.
When asked about his United ties in November, two years after being fired by Tottenham Hotspur, the Argentine swore he was happy in Paris.
However, Pochettino is said to be keen on returning to the Premier League, and United may decide to make a formal approach this summer to test PSG’s resolve.
Man United are not the only club monitoring the situation another Champions League rival is also weighing up a swoop.
The Daily Telegraph claims an unspecified major European club is considering a managerial change at the end of the season.
They are thought to have selected Pochettino as a target, implying that United will face a battle to retain the highly respected coach.
According to the report, PSG and the Red Devils have yet to make contact over the manager’s future.
As Pochettino reaches the final 18 months of his contract at the Parc des Princes, the same can be said for the rival European behemoth, who have signaled their interest through intermediaries.
While Pochettino is the bookmakers’ favorite to succeed as United’s permanent manager, there are a few other candidates in the running.
After successful experiences at Leicester City and Ajax, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag are among the candidates to succeed Rangnick.
The United interim manager is also in the running for the permanent job, despite having had a rocky start with the club.