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Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 3:33pm On Nov 22, 2021
Mauricio Pochettino is open to becoming Manchester United manager and it is not out of the question they could get the Paris St-Germain boss now.

The Argentine is held in high regard at Old Trafford but there was a feeling it might be difficult to prise him away from PSG mid-season.

United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday and said they were looking to appoint an interim manager.

But Pochettino's potential availability could change that.

It is not thought United have made an approach yet but the 49-year-old is less than completely happy with the setup at PSG, where his role is essentially that of first-team coach, with all broader club and footballing issues handled by sporting director Leonardo.

Pochettino enjoyed more control during his five years in charge of Tottenham and is known to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

He has never made any secret of the fact he would like to manage in the English game again and while he is living in a hotel in Paris, his family remain in London. That travel element is not thought to be a hugely significant factor though, given it is as easy to get to the capital from Paris as it is from Manchester.

The former Southampton boss has been in charge of PSG for 10 months and this season they are 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after 14 games and a point behind Manchester City in their Champions League group. Indeed, Pochettino will be in Manchester this week for his team's game against the Premier League champions.

Part of his unhappiness in Paris is around the culture of the club. His team includes superstars like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar but the squad is unbalanced. There is a surplus of left-backs, for example, and there was a feeling they did not need to sign Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer.

Those recruitment decisions are out of Pochettino's hands since, on transfers, he is essentially an advisor to Leonardo.

After taking charge at Parc des Princes in January, Pochettino endured a difficult first season as he attempted to overcome the long-standing criticism of him - that he has not won major trophies.

He lifted the Trophee des Champions - the French equivalent of the Community Shield - within days of taking over and went on to win the French Cup in May.

But PSG failed to win the Ligue 1 title for only the second time in nine seasons, finishing a point behind Lille, and were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City in the semi-finals.

Pochettino is reluctant to force a move mid-season but a switch to Old Trafford could work for both parties, since the Qatari owners of PSG are known to be keen admirers of Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid manager who is out of work.

There are other possibilities for United, though.

They are also known to admire Ajax's Erik Ten Hag but it is believed he would be unwilling to leave the club in mid-season. Leicester's Brendan Rodgers also has his admirers.

If United do go for an interim appointment, their former France defender Laurent Blanc has been mentioned as a potential candidate. He has not had a job in Europe since 2016 and is working in Qatar.

It has also been suggested former United skipper Steve Bruce would be interested in the short-term role following his exit from Newcastle.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/59372826

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by RayMcBlue(m): 3:44pm On Nov 22, 2021
Pochettino just isn’t good enough imo. He can’t handle all the talent and expectations there at PSG. The PL is far more high profile tbf to the fame and fortune spin to this all.

Guess I’m just confused as to why Pochettino has a manager’s dream roster but wants out. undecided

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by KingOroro1(m): 3:50pm On Nov 22, 2021
who wants to coach a fake goat. When the opportunity to coach the real GOAT is around the corner.









Ororo for a reason

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by rottennaija(m): 3:51pm On Nov 22, 2021
Should he leaves, PSG should appoint Zidane.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 3:53pm On Nov 22, 2021
RayMcBlue:
Pochettino just isn’t good enough imo. He can’t handle all the talent and expectations there at PSG. The PL is far more high profile tbf to the fame and fortune spin to this all.

Guess I’m just confused as to why Pochettino has a manager’s dream roster but wants out. undecided

Somehow, I get the impression that Poch is not coming out and clarifying these claims because he wants the rumors to spread so that he can gain some leverage for himself against the likes of Leonardo and other problematic/controversial club personnel.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 3:57pm On Nov 22, 2021
rottennaija:
Should he leaves, PSG should appoint Zidane.

To be honest, I'm not sure why Zidane would want the PSG job. He wants to be a national coach, and that position may become available soon, so why risk delaying that opportunity by going to PSG?

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by ojaysam25(m): 3:58pm On Nov 22, 2021
Poch is the right man for a long term project......but why leave a star stud PSG team for disjointed man utd

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 4:00pm On Nov 22, 2021
ojaysam25:
Poch is the right man for a long term project......but why leave a star stud PSG team for disjointed man utd

Because PSG is more of a circus than a football team. He's 14 points ahead of the pack, and the league is all but won.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Laggafin: 4:01pm On Nov 22, 2021
We hav heard
Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 4:01pm On Nov 22, 2021
Lalasticlala
Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by ojaysam25(m): 4:06pm On Nov 22, 2021
VerifiedStalin:


Because PSG is more of a circus than a football team. He's 14 points ahead of the pack, and the league is all but won.
Apt.....competition is key.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by RayMcBlue(m): 4:09pm On Nov 22, 2021
VerifiedStalin:


Somehow, I get the impression that Poch is not coming out and clarifying these claims because he wants the rumors to spread so that he can gain some leverage for himself against the likes of Leonardo and other problematic/controversial club personnel.

Interesting point, but Poch has never considered PSG as his first choice, so it's not really Leonardo's fault that he's unsettled at PSG. He had already expressed a desire to leave before the season began.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 4:18pm On Nov 22, 2021
RayMcBlue:


Interesting point, but Poch has never considered PSG as his first choice, so it's not really Leonardo's fault that he's unsettled at PSG. He had already expressed a desire to leave before the season began.

It doesn't change the fact that Leonardo is destroying PSG. Poch needs all the leverage he can get; after all, people have been leaving the PSG' staff in droves because of Leonardo. A club can't win if the people at the top are jerks to the people below them.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by rottennaija(m): 4:44pm On Nov 22, 2021
VerifiedStalin:


To be honest, I'm not sure why Zidane would want the PSG job. He wants to be a national coach, and that position may become available soon, so why risk delaying that opportunity by going to PSG?

Guess you are right. But is also an opportunity to coach Messi, Neymar and very likely Mbappe in the same team.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Joebayo217: 4:49pm On Nov 22, 2021
RayMcBlue:
Pochettino just isn’t good enough imo. He can’t handle all the talent and expectations there at PSG. The PL is far more high profile tbf to the fame and fortune spin to this all.

Guess I’m just confused as to why Pochettino has a manager’s dream roster but wants out. undecided
to be honest is pattern fit man u.how does he handled all those player in Tottenham he loves developing players that what man u like not buying player Everytime.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by VerifiedStalin: 5:09pm On Nov 22, 2021
rottennaija:


Guess you are right. But is also an opportunity to coach Messi, Neymar and very likely Mbappe in the same team.
A national team manager's job is, in my opinion, more prestigious than a club manager's job, so that could be a factor.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by kenzysmith(m): 5:15pm On Nov 22, 2021
Coaches just love the EPL leaving PSG for struggling manutd

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Sonnky09(m): 7:59pm On Nov 22, 2021
Mmm and then zidane to psg
Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by cr7lomo: 7:59pm On Nov 22, 2021
B4 nko...who doesn't want to coach the real GOAT that will give him a chance to glory

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by visijo(m): 7:59pm On Nov 22, 2021
Sometimes, what you really need is inside the box.

No be everytime you go dey think outside.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by NwaNimo1(m): 7:59pm On Nov 22, 2021

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Felabrity: 8:00pm On Nov 22, 2021
I guess he is a fan of ronaldo

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Felabrity: 8:00pm On Nov 22, 2021
Man want to be the first coach to manage both messi and Ronaldo

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Winningbot: 8:00pm On Nov 22, 2021
grin
Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by pickatyouu: 8:01pm On Nov 22, 2021
I prefer ten hagg

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Felabrity: 8:01pm On Nov 22, 2021
Anyhow coach cannot manage Man utd

Pochettino is trying but that good
Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by ZombiePUNISHER: 8:03pm On Nov 22, 2021
pochentino is another ole in disguise

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Impregnable101: 8:03pm On Nov 22, 2021
Manchester united will suffer for long honestly. Poch is not the answer, get ten hag

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Emuforlife1: 8:04pm On Nov 22, 2021
This guy no sabi anything.

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by DUNDEEMASTER(m): 8:04pm On Nov 22, 2021
I swear this Pochettino of a guy will do well in man utd...He consistently maintained top four for four consecutive yrs without signing players for three seasons...He even took Tottenham to there first ucl finals...now he has all these calibars of players, he will perform wonders..Wat I'd happening in psg is not really him fault...All the top players in psg are just playing there individual football cos all wants to shine pass the other... nothing like team work again..May utd needs u Pochettino

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Re: Mauricio Pochettino Open To Leaving Paris St-germain If Man Utd Make Approach by Mide1data(m): 8:04pm On Nov 22, 2021
HOLY SHIT
Guess he prefers 1 GOAT to the other.
i am only joking oooooooo.
WHAT DA BLEEP IS HAPPENING to our 2 greatest football player of all time.

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