Mauricio Pochettino is ‘desperate’ to become Manchester United’s new manager, sources close to the Argentine have told talkSPORT.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday following a 4-1 loss to Watford, departing trophyless after almost three years at the helm.
United have identified Pochettino as their top target to be Solskjaer’s long-term successor and are willing to wait until the summer to clinch his signature.
The PSG boss’ wife and children still live in London, fuelling his desire to return to the Premier League.
Michael Carrick has been place in temporary charge of the Red Devils – and may be needed until the end of the season.
The hierarchy at Old Trafford believe they can get Pochettino in the summer, although the former Tottenham manager is keen to make the move now.
talkSPORT understands legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is leading the charge to bring Pochettino to the club, who have already held talks with the Argentine’s advisers.
Pochettino left Spurs in November 2019, just months after losing the Champions League final to Liverpool, and after a year away from the game, he returned to take over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year.
The Argentine’s PSG side failed to win the Ligue 1 title last season, finishing second behind Lille – and while things are going better this term, Pochettino is thought to be fed up in Paris.
This campaign they are 12 points clear at the top of the table having had a huge summer transfer window that saw the arrivals of Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos among others.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane is reportedly not interested in becoming United’s new manager.
The former Real Madrid boss is thought to have been approached, but according to BBC Sport, Zidane would rather wait to see if the France or PSG job becomes available.
United have also made contact with Brendan Rodgers, according to multiple reports, and the Leicester manager is the new favourite for the role.
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