Manchester United make their move for Mauricio Pochettino but ‘have their initial approach REJECTED by PSG’ with the French giants ‘unwilling to talk’ about losing their manager during the current campaign
- Paris Saint-Germain have ‘turned down an approach for Mauricio Pochettino’
- Manchester United are looking for a new manager and they like the Argentine
- The Old Trafford club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a 4-1 defeat to Watford
- The French giants reportedly are ‘unwilling to talk’ about letting Pochettino go
Manchester United have been handed their first knockback in pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino after Paris Saint-Germain reportedly rejected an approach for their manager.
Pochettino is United’s top target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as manager following a damning 4-1 defeat to Watford over the weekend.
United expressed in their statement following the sacking that an interim coach would take the team until the end of the 2021-22 season before a permanent successor would take over.
Manchester United have reportedly had an initial enquiry about Mauricio Pochettino rejected
PSG boss Pochettino is believed to be interested in taking the job immediately – despite United holding talks with ex-Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde about being an interim manager – but ESPN report that PSG have dismissed United’s first approach.
The French giants are said to be unwilling to open any discussions over Pochettino in the hours prior to their huge Champions League match-up against Man City.
Amid links to a return to Tottenham in the summer Pochettino, 49, signed a contract extension, taking his deal in Paris through to 2023.
The Argentine boss has been strongly linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United
PSG are pushing to win the Champions League and do not want to part with their manager
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Pochettino refused to rule out a potential exit mid-season.
Asked whether he would definitely stay in France for the rest of a contract that runs out in the summer of 2023, he said: ‘Football is about today, not tomorrow.
‘Football is about results. You live in the present, it’s not about living in the future.
‘We are in a business where the rumours are there. I completely understand what is going on.
‘We cannot talk about this because of my respect to my club and my respect to another club. What another club are doing in that moment is not my business, it is not my problem.’
More to follow.