Paris-Saint Germain is set to play Manchester City in their fifth group fixture of this season’s Champions League on Wednesday evening.
However, while Pochettino prepares his Paris-Saint Germain side for a tricky away tie, following the recent departure of United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Argentine finds himself heavily linked with leading the red half of Manchester.
Although Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is also understood to be a leading candidate to succeed Solskjaer, recent reports suggest Pochettino is the closest to taking the Old Trafford hot seat.
Ahead of Wednesday’s game against Pep Guardiola’s Citizens, Pochettino has arrived in Manchester and was immediately asked what his stance on managing United is.
That’s according to The Sun, who claims one fan approached the South American and asked if he is going to replace Solskjaer.
It’s been noted that the Paris-Saint Germain boss did not respond verbally but did shrug his shoulders.
Stretty News’ Verdict
Although it is tough for fans not to get embroiled in a media frenzy – clearly there is something brewing between Pochettino and Manchester United.
Whether or not that is simply camps pushing narratives in order to secure their client a bumper career move – who knows.
However, one thing is for sure, although the Red Devils remain adamant that their focus lies with appointing an interim manager before settling on a permanent boss at the end of the season, with Pochettino refusing to tell fans he has no interest in the job, the club should certainly take that as positive encouragement.