Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be named as Manchester United’s new manager.
Manchester United may reap the benefits of enlisting Sir Alex Ferguson’s help in their pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment as the club’s next permanent manager.
United’s priority target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was relieved of his duties last week, is reportedly the manager of Paris Saint-Germain.
United are said to have had an initial bid for Pochettino turned down by PSG, who are adamant about not losing their manager in the middle of the season.
The focus of the Red Devils’ attention has now shifted to the appointment of an interim manager until the end of the season, with a few names rumored to be in the running.
Pochettino, on the other hand, is thought to be open to the idea of managing United, with speculation that a deal could be struck this summer.
The Argentine coach is under contract with PSG until the summer of 2023, and the Red Devils will have to fork over the cash to secure his services.
It’s been suggested that he won’t be allowed to leave unless the French giants are compensated in the region of £10 million.
United appear to be up against it in their attempt to win over PSG, but they could always turn to Ferguson, who may be able to influence Pochettino’s fate.
The club’s secret weapon in persuading Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window was the legendary former United manager.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner appeared to be on his way to Manchester City before Ferguson reportedly intervened at the eleventh hour and saved the day with a simple phone call.
According to The Athletic, he also has a good relationship with PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
The two reportedly met for a catch-up at Manchester’s Lowry hotel earlier this year, with Al-Khelaifi publicly expressing his admiration for the United hero shortly after.
“Sir Alex Ferguson built one of the best teams in the world, but his charisma was and continues to be incredible,” the PSG president said.
“Even now, whenever he enters a stadium,.
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