Latest Manchester United transfer news: PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly expressed his desire to take charge at Manchester United sooner rather than later as per the report in English outlet Daily Record.
After displaying disappointing performances over the past few weeks, the Red Devils have decided to part ways with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant coach Michael Carrick is appointed as the caretaker boss.
According to the report, Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the number one target for the Old Trafford outfit after Zinedine Zidane distanced himself from joining the record Premier League champions. The 49-year-old has indicated that he would be open to leaving the French capital and joining the Old Trafford outfit if both clubs can find a solution.
Recent reports are suggesting that signing the former Tottenham Hotspur manager would cost United around £10 million in mid-season but the fee will be halved if the Old Trafford hierarchy wait until the end of this season.
Latest Manchester United transfer news: Will Manchester United sign Pochettino now?
Latest Manchester United transfer news: Following the departure of Solskjaer, Manchester United released a statement where they clearly said that they want to appoint an interim manager for now and then sign a permanent boss at the end of this season.
However, given the season hasn’t reached the halfway stage yet, writing off this campaign will not be a good decision from the Old Trafford outfit. There are still plenty of games to go and the Red Devils’ fate for the next season will be dependent on these matches’ results.
Manchester United are currently sitting eighth in the table with 17 points in 12 games, six points behind the fourth-placed West Ham United. So, if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League next season then many players might want to leave the club, especially Cristiano Ronaldo.
Therefore, bringing in a permanent manager with excellent tactical acumen will be a very good decision from Manchester United. Pochettino could be a good choice for the Red Devils, given he has plenty of experience in managing in the Premier League.