Manchester United have been boosted in their efforts to bring in Mauricio Pochettino as manager due to his relationship with Leonardo at Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in The Telegraph.
The Lowdown: Ole no more
The inevitable end to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as United manager took place on Sunday, with the Norwegian relieved of his duties after a run of dreadful form. Just one win in seven Premier League outings was rightly deemed not good enough and the search is now on to find his successor.
Pochettino appears to be at the front of the queue at the moment, although that would mean the Argentine upping sticks and leaving his current post at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Latest: Fresh Pochettino update
United have received a fresh boost in their attempts to appoint Pochettino, with The Telegraph‘s Jason Burt and James Ducker claiming his relationship with PSG sporting director is not strong.
It is stated that the ‘growing friction’ between the pair could ‘open the door’ for Pochettino’s exit to Old Trafford.
The Verdict: Not perfect, but a good candidate
With each passing day, the more it feels as though Pochettino is the man to become United’s latest manager, and he has the potential to be a strong appointment.
The biggest thing working against the 49-year-old is a lack of trophies, with none coming his way in five impressive years at Tottenham. Pochettino’s spell in north London was undoubtedly successful, though, with a Champions League final reached, good football played and a strong bond formed with the players and supporters.
The case for the former Argentina international coming to Old Trafford appears to be strengthened by his frosty relationship with Leonardo at PSG – the hope is that, if he does swap Paris for Manchester, the same scenario won’t develop between him and the much-maligned Glazer ownership.
In other news, some United fans are fuming over one managerial rumour that has emerged. Read more here.
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