Mauricio Pochettino is ready to leave PSG and move to Manchester United NOW as he is not happy in Paris
REVEALED: Mauricio Pochettino is ready to leave PSG and become Manchester United manager NOW, with the former Spurs boss unhappy in Paris as his family still lives in London.
- Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is unhappy in the French capital
- He is frustrated with big egos like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar
- And the former Spurs manager is ready to leave PSG now and go to Old Trafford.
- Manchester United seek new boss after firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Pochettino was strongly linked to work when Solskjaer replaced José Mourinho
- Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Ralf Rangnick are also on the shortlist
Mauricio Pochettino is ready to answer Manchester United’s call if they want him to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as coach at Old Trafford.
Sportsmail It may reveal that Pochettino would be prepared to leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to the Premier League after Solskjaer was fired on Sunday.
United have put coach Michael Carrick in charge on an interim basis as they look to name an interim boss until the end of the season, suggesting that Solskjaer’s permanent replacement might not be installed until the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to move to Manchester United now
United are looking for a new manager after firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) on Sunday
However, it is understood that Pochettino is willing to leave PSG now because he is unhappy in the French capital.
The former Tottenham boss lives in a hotel while his family remains in London, and is said to be frustrated at managing a dressing room with big egos like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.
Pochettino was strongly linked to United’s job when Solskjaer replaced José Mourinho in December 2018 and is still admired by the Old Trafford hierarchy.
Interestingly, the 49-year-old Argentine will be in town on Tuesday before PSG’s clash with Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, although it is understood that United had not yet contacted him on Sunday night. .
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is another candidate who would be interested in the United position, but it is believed that he will not be available until the summer.
Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers, former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Ralf Rangnick, currently director of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, are among the other early contenders.
Pochettino lives in a hotel in Paris while his family, including his wife Karina (left), are in London.
United reluctantly ended Solskjaer’s three-year reign on Sunday morning after a 4-1 loss at Watford left him eighth in the Premier League table. The 48-year-old Norwegian had lost seven of his last 13 matches in all competitions.
Solskjaer made progress, but it was clear that he had carried United as far as he could, having spent over £ 400m on players without handing over a trophy.
Executive Vice President Ed Woodward was said to be visibly upset after firing the popular club legend in Carrington, and Solskjaer also turned red when he gave a final interview to MUTV before leaving training ground at lunchtime.
“I’m going to go out the front door because I think everyone knows that I have given everything for this club,” he said.
“This club means everything to me and together we are a good match, but unfortunately I was not able to get the results we needed and it is time for me to step aside.
“I feel very honored and privileged that I have been entrusted to move the club forward. I think, or know, I leave this club with a better squad. I look back at every second here with pride. ”
Pochettino is unhappy managing big egos like Leo Messi (left), Kylian Mbappé and Neymar
There was mutual respect in the official statement United issued confirming his departure, underscoring his place in the ‘Manchester United family’.
United expected to see improvement this season after Solskjaer finished second in May and reached the Europa League final after losing four previous semi-finals.
They thought he had earned the right to turn things around after the recent slump and expected a reaction after the international break, but a big loss at Vicarage Road was the final straw.
Solskjaer’s coaching staff have kept their jobs and Carrick will take over Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Villarreal.
The 40-year-old former United midfielder is likely to continue as interim manager if the results go well.
However, there is concern among players that little will change because they believe that Solskjaer’s reliance on an inexperienced coaching staff is one of the reasons they are in trouble.