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Pochettino ready to quit PSG to replace Solskjaer

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Mauricio Pochettino is ready to walk out on PSG and take over at Manchester United, reports claim.

Old Trafford bosses finally ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s near-three-year spell in charge at the club.

The decision was made within 30 minutes of United’s 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday with Michael Carrick now taking temporary charge.

But as the search for a successor starts, according to the Daily Mail, former Tottenham manager Pochettino is prepared to answer the call.

That is because they claim he is currently living in a hotel in the French capital, while his family still live in England following his six years here.

He started at Southampton in 2013 and after three years joined Spurs, but was sacked in 2019.

Pochettino, who before joining PSG was linked with the United job, has since suffered inconsistent form in France.

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They finished second in the league last season but did win the cup but are now top by 11 points.

Despite that, it is said Pochettino is struggling to deal with egos in the dressing room, managing Lionel Messi, 34, Neymar, 29 and Kylian Mbappe, 22.

The Argentine will be in Manchester on Tuesday ahead of PSG’s clash with City in the Champions League on Wednesday.

But it is claimed United have still not made contact with him Pochettino about the vacant job.

However, SunSport understands ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been approached over the role.

And United are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to his current club, Leicester, on top of a £7.5million payoff for Solskjaer.

Rodgers has a clause in his contract letting him speak to certain clubs if they come knocking — and United are one.


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