The position of the manager on the Manchester United bench was vacated after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but everything says that a replacement will arrive very soon, from Paris. The first pick of the leaders of the Red Devils is to bring Mauricio Pochettino, and as Manchester Evening News writes, at Old Trafford, they are absolutely sure that they will be able to agree with the Argentine expert to take over the team.
Of course, not everything is in the hands of Manchester and Pochettino, since the Argentine has a club. Paris Saint-Germain is also wondering, but it has been clear for some time that the Saints and Pochettino are not the happiest combinations and that this love hangs in the balance so that it can be easily broken.
For example, for 12,000,000 euros, the Parisians would immediately say "yes" and release the coach from further obligations. That is the amount of compensation that PSG is asking from Manchester for Pochettino, English media write.
If they agreed to that amount at Old Trafford, it would turn out that a change of coach alone would cost them more than 21,000,000 euros. Because, for the Argentine, they would give 12,000,000, and more than 9,000,000 would cost them a parting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Obviously, Pochettino thinks that not everything is lost in United yet, that he can fight for trophies until the end of the season, and at least for a place in the Champions League. And he probably likes the competition in the Premier League, where he led Tottenham for years, more than the French Ligue 1.
It must not be forgotten that Pochetttino did not find a connection in his relationship with Lionel Messi in Paris. Although they are compatriots, their relationship does not work best. That quiet conflict can only escalate as the season progresses, especially if the results are not the brightest, and in the eventual open conflict between Messi and Pochettino, it is clear who would draw the thick end.
Well, maybe that's one of the reasons that push Mauricio into the arms of the Red Devils. Paris Saint-Germain is also wondering, but it has been clear for some time that the Saints and Pochettino are not the happiest combinations and that this love hangs in the balance so that it can be easily broken.
For example, for 12,000,000 euros, the Parisians would immediately say "yes" and release the coach from further obligations. Pochettino had experience with Tottenham, with whom he did a fantastic job, and at the time Tottenham looked like a club that could match everyone.
The Champions League final and an excellent placement in the League were a good sign for Pochettino to find a “better” club. PSG was the fastest, but we will see if they will let Pochettino in Manchester..