PSG to consider letting Mauricio Pochettino join Man Utd at end of season 5 months ago

PSG to consider letting Mauricio Pochettino join Man Utd at end of season

Pochettino remains Manchester United's first choice to become permanent manager

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering allowing Mauricio Pochettino to leave the club to become Manchester United boss at the end of the season.

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According to Goal.com, Pochettino is the first-choice candidate to take over at Old Trafford on a long-term basis after a deal to appoint Ralf Rangnick as an interim manager until the end of the season is close to being completed.

Following the end of the season, it is expected that Rangnick will move into a consultancy role, allowing United to attempt to try and get their number one target.

The Red Devils had originally made an attempt to appoint the former Tottenham Hotspur manager straight away after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however the French club maintained their stance that Pochettino would not leave mid-season.

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The Argentine has also publicly stated himself that he is 'happy' at PSG and has no plans to leave anytime soon.

During a press conference before PSG's Champions League defeat to Manchester City, he said: "I'm happy in Paris. I know the city well both as a player and a coach, I have always lived this type of situation.

"Things happen and it's not my responsibility. What I'm going to say if you ask me is that I'm happy in Paris."

Whilst the search for the managerial appointment goes on, Michael Carrick continues to remain in caretaker charge as United face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

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Carrick took charge of the 2-0 win against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night and will now look to make it back-to-back wins and move to within three points of a top-four place.

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