Mauricio Pochettino would 'still like' to be Man Utd manager

Mauricio Pochettino could yet become Manchester United manager in the future, with the club’s long-term interest in the Argentine still mutual.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found himself under enormous pressure at the start of last week in the wake of the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. He survived the sack then and was given time to turn things around, starting with a 3-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

But Solskjaer’s position will continue to be under an intense spotlight and any further setbacks will be heavily scrutinised from all angles.

At one stage, United officials were rumoured to be giving ‘serious consideration’ to dismissing the Norwegian. 90min revealed last week that Pochettino remains hugely popular with a number of club figures and cannot be discounted from the running if Solskjaer’s time runs out.

Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic has suggested that, despite Pochettino currently being spoken for at PSG on a contract until 2023, it ‘could still happen’ because he would 'still like the United job’.

Pochettino is also known to have a relationship with United icon Sir Alex Ferguson, who still has a strong voice within the walls of Old Trafford and Carrington.

Even though he was handed a contract extension in the summer, Pochettino’s own position in Paris isn’t necessarily secure. Having taken over in January, his team went on to finish second to Lille in Ligue 1 and were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage. It wouldn’t take much for questions to start being asked should he fail to deliver in his first full season.

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Source : 90min