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French journalist claims Manchester United are close to agreement for new manager

Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job since November and in the background there is non-stop talk about Zinedine Zidane returning to management in the summer.

It probably would’ve been too difficult to prize him away from Paris Saint-Germain at that point and part of me felt that it was best to give him a chance to win that domestic title he has been crying out for.

United opted to appoint Ralf Rangnick temporarily, with the Godfather of Red Bull’s football brand set to move upstairs at the end of the season, while Pochettino remains at the helm of the Parisian club.

But that could soon be changing.

According to French football journalist Dominique Severac, who stated on La Ghaine L’Equipe (via PSG Talk) that Pochettino’s switch to Old Trafford is “almost done”.

He said that United have prioritised the 49-year-old Argentine, who is under contract for at least one more season at PSG.

Severac adds that Pochettino has already agreed to take over the managerial position at Old Trafford.

“He won’t be able to say anything to each other before the end of the season, but for me, it’s almost done!

“I’m telling you what I know. Manchester United wants him, and he wants to go (…) So we are not far from an agreement!”

It is expected that Zidane, who was also linked with the position at United in November, will take over the role as manager at PSG (via RMC Sport reporter Hadrien Grenier).

Who can blame Pochettino for wanting out if the Ligue 1 club has begun chasing Zidane?

I think he’s always wanted the United job, but The Times recently suggested that Ajax boss Erik ten Hag was leading the race after leapfrogging Pochettino.

Let us know in the comments section if you think United should hire Pochettino this summer?

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11 responses to “French journalist claims Manchester United are close to agreement for new manager”

  1. Sora says:

    I wanna see ten hag next summer.

  2. Jaya Pillay says:

    I would prefer Eric Ten Hag to be the new manager. The club should not bow down to Ronaldo’s threats regarding the new manager. He must be told in no uncertain manner that if he wants to leave the door is open. Christiano Ronaldo as a brand is not bigger than Manchester United. The club will be around long after he retires.

  3. Andre says:

    I would prefer Eric Ten Hag to be Utd new manager as he is far better than Pochettino who has not won anything at all when he was at Spurs.

    • Marco S. says:

      Poch took Spurs as far as he could. They played attractive football but were always the bridesmaids and never the bride. Levy’s money was tied up in the new stadium so big money transfers weren’t an option for Poch. I think he’d be a great fit for United. As for Ronaldo, he’s 36, at the end of his career and if he leaves for pastures new, so be it.

  4. daniel jnr says:

    we’re man utd and we usually win not lost, as far as bringing new manager it will cost cr7 Leave out then let it be!!!

  5. sang fenate says:

    eric ten hag is the man

  6. Kesuma Kamara says:

    Eric Ten Hag all d way 4 MANUTD

  7. Jamie says:

    Erik ten haag is the best choice in my opinion

  8. Nattyjoe says:

    Poch for me

  9. muramuzi brian says:

    Ten hag is favorite he has put Ajax at a nice level and he has proved us so he should come.He has made the Dutch proud because of his interesting football.

  10. Edmund Wesso says:

    Pochettino is my man for the job he knows the premier league well so let us appoint him we will attrack good players and win back the league and champions league. Edmund Wesso ( South Africa ,Cape Town ).Man United all the way.