Manchester United enquiry for PSG’s Pochettino rebuffed – sources

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Manchester United enquiry for PSG's Pochettino rebuffed - sources -

According to ESPN, Manchester United had an early question regarding Mauricio Pochettino’s urgent availability turned down by Paris Saint-Germain. Following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, United have made Pochettino their top priority for the position of permanent manager. The club is eager to hire Pochettino right now if . can do a deal, but intermediaries entrusted with monitoring the 49-year-status Old’s at PSG have stated that the French club is hesitant to talk for the time being.

United feel Pochettino will be available only in the summer unless the former Tottenham Hotspur manager forces his way out. According to ESPN, Pochettino is interested in the Old Trafford job but is under contract in Paris until 2023 after signing an extension in the summer.

According to ESPN:Reports

Manchester United move for PSG's Pochettino rebuffed - sources

PSG has reached out to former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane if Pochettino does return to the Premier League. If Pochettino and Zidane reach an agreement, it will affect when and if he is permitted to leave PSG. Meanwhile, sources informed ESPN that United is still looking for temporary coaches to take over the club until the summer. Former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has been approached, while former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre is also on their radar. Ralf Rangnick, who was previously in charge of RB Leipzig and currently works for Lokomotiv Moscow, has resigned.

Also Read: Manchester United thrashed by Watford to pile pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite caretaker Michael Carrick guiding United to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night to earn a spot in the Champions League knockout rounds as Group F winner, the search for an interim coach is still underway.

Football director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher are driving the search for both interim and permanent managers. However, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Co-chairman Joel Glazer will make the final decision. Woodward is still set to depart the club at the end of the year and give over his post to managing director Richard Arnold. Still, ESPN reports that he may continue as a consultant to aid with the transition between managers.

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