As Man United eye swoop, Mauricio Pochettino is joined by PSG chief for a late hotel meeting.
Mauricio Pochettino made no effort to remove Manchester United ties ahead of PSG’s Champions League encounter with Manchester City at the Etihad – and received a visit from sporting director Leonardo.
Mauricio Pochettino, despite his commitment to PSG, remains a frontrunner for the Manchester United post, and he is presently in the city as his side prepares to face their rivals at the Etihad.
PSG take on Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, seeking to move to the top of Group A, but their boss has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, so the players’ focus may be elsewhere.
The former Southampton and Tottenham manager had previously been linked with a move to United, and was thought to be eager on a quick return to the Premier League in the summer.
Pochettino took over at PSG in January, replacing Thomas Tuchel, and led them to the Coupe de France title and a second-place finish in Ligue 1, with an 11-point advantage after 14 games.
According to L’Equipe, Leonardo arrived in Paris late Monday evening and checked into the hotel where Pochettino has been staying since January.
He wanted to ‘feel the pulse of the situation’ and ‘gauge his inclinations to go,’ according to them, after previously insisting that his manager was not leaving.
Although the Argentine does not appear to want to go at first glance, the matter is likely to be examined after the end of the season, according to the report.
Should Pochettino leave PSG for Manchester United? Tell us what you think in the comments area. “First and foremost, I want to express my condolences to my assistant, who lost his father yesterday,” Pochettino remarked this week. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me. In terms of my personal situation, I am entirely focused on football.
“I am not a kid. As a player and manager, I’ve spent my entire career hearing rumors. I am aware of what occurs, sometimes in a positive light, sometimes in a negative light.
“It’s not a bother; you just have to deal with it; that’s football.” We’ve focused our efforts. We’re going to give it everything we’ve got to perform the best job we can.
“We’re not here to discuss it.” PSG is a club that I respect. What the other club does is unimportant to me. I’m not going to say anything since anything I say or don’t say will be used against me.
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