Things are moving quickly in regards to Man United making Mauricio Pochettino their new boss.
Manchester United cannot afford to hang around. Right now, this season isn’t completely lost and they need a new manager who can come in and pick up results from day one.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a thing of the past, while Michael Carrick shouldn’t be in the job for too long if we have any ambitions at winning a trophy this term. No disrespect intended, he’s just not ready.
The name that has come to the fore over the last 24 hours is Mauricio Pochettino. Though whether he’d leave PSG, in the middle of the season no less, remains the number one question…
Well, we’ve been given a boost in that regard, if the latest claim from the Manchester Evening News is to be believed…
They say that United are ‘confident’ of hiring the 49-year-old as their next permanent manager. PSG themselves would demand a compensatory package worth around £10million.
United paid Solskjaer £7.75m to relieve him of his contract, though more money would have to be spent to make space for Pochettino’s usual backroom staff team, assuming the hire does indeed happen…
United are yet to make an official approach for Pochettino, though interestingly enough, he’s in Manchester today as his PSG side take on Manchester City in the Champions League.
There’s a willingness from the Argentine to move to Old Trafford in the middle of the season, which definitely makes United’s job easier – should they deem Pochettino the right man for the job.
Honestly, things could move on this one pretty quickly. For us, Pochettino is a hire that definitely makes sense at this point in time.
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