Mauricio Pochettino is interested in replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United coach.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Pochettino is the first choice for Manchester United to take over permanently from Solskjaer, who was fired on Sunday, And Sky Sports News The former Tottenham boss was said to be interested in the managerial position at Old Trafford.
However, Pochettino’s immediate focus is on PSG’s upcoming Champions League match against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Pochettino, who took over Paris Saint-Germain on an initial 18-month deal in JanuaryContracted with Ligue 1 club until the summer of 2023 after the option of an additional year was activated.
Sky Sports Former United pundit and defender Gary Neville is confident Pochettino will leave Paris Saint-Germain for Old Trafford if the opportunity presents itself.
“I think Mauricio Pochettino – although he never said that – is going to leave to come to Manchester United on a five-year deal,” Neville said. Sky Sports.
“He was looking at that group of players, he was looking at the club and he would realize that maybe he could achieve more than he wanted at Manchester United in terms of the project.
“At PSG, you’re on season after season, ‘You have to win the Champions League or get out,'” the crossbar type.
“I don’t think it suits Pochettino. I think he will definitely come to Manchester United on a five-year deal, with the support behind him.”
Ajax coach, Erik ten Hag, is known to be United’s second choice for the role of Solskjaer’s long-term successor.
Sky Sports News It was said that Tin Hag would be “100 percent interested” in the role. Like Pochettino, Ten Hag will also have one year left on his contract next summer.
Manchester United have already announced their intention to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season, with former Solskjaer assistant Michael Carrick being appointed in temporary charge of the team.
And the next United face Villarreal in a decisive match in the Champions League on Tuesday, before returning to the local game away from home against Chelsea, the leaders of the English Premier League on Sunday, live. Sky Sports.
Solskjaer says he is “honored and honored” to run Manchester United but accepts he paid the price for not being able to “take the next step”.
Solskjaer spoke for the first time since his dismissal United website: “First of all, I would like to thank the Board of Directors and the owners for giving me the opportunity as it is not for everyone and I had the opportunity.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been trusted to move the club forward and I really hope to leave it in better shape than when I came.
“It’s one of those things that you dream about in your life. When you’re a player, when you’re a reserve coach, the next job, then, the only dream and the only thing you didn’t have was to run the club, and I have it now.”
“It was a ball, it was so much fun from the first moment to the last minute, so I have to thank all the players because since I got in, they are top players, senior players. Some of them have come, some have gone, but all of them, they have been a fun group to work with.
“I was supported by the board of directors and the owners [terms of] He brought in good people and good players and I think, or I know, I leave this club with a better squad. I think everyone knows that I gave everything for this club. This club means everything to me.
“I made great friends, reconnected with some great friends, new staff coming in, I became a really good friend. The other staff members who were here when I was there, we are good friends and we communicated and that’s what it’s about at a club like this.
“With the fans, they have been amazing. From day one in Cardiff until the last day now. [They’ve been] Up there, we’ll see each other again.”
Gary Neville has admitted that Solskjaer’s dismissal became inevitable after Manchester United’s collapse in form hit a new low in their 4-1 defeat to Watford.
Neville refused to call for Solskjaer’s sacking despite Manchester United’s devastating streak of results, but admitted the club ultimately had no choice but to act.
“I always say managers are worth two or three years on the job,” Neville said. Sky Sports. “Ole can’t complain. He’s been given three years. He’s been backed in the transfer market. David Moyes has been given eight months and sent off.
“I don’t think Ole can complain about the time he’s been given and the money he’s been given. I don’t think he can complain about the players that have been handed to him.
“I think he will be very disappointed about the fact that he has not been able to deliver this season. He was expecting more. We all expected more.
“Only him and the players can understand what went wrong in the last few months – and we may not get to the heart of it.”