Mauricio Pochettino arrives in Manchester with PSG amid Man United speculation

Mauricio Pochettino has landed in Manchester ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with City on Wednesday night.

The Argentine has heavily been linked with the Manchester United hotseat since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking and has arrived in the city for the Ligue 1 giants’ European clash.

Pochettino waved to the cameras as he and his PSG team touched down at Manchester Airport on Tuesday.

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Mauricio Pochettino has landed in Manchester ahead of PSG’s European clash with City

Lionel Messi (L) and Kylian Mbappe (R) touched down in Manchester on Tuesday morning

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United, for now, have appointed Michael Carrick as their caretaker boss, and their search for a permanent replacement for club legend Solskjaer is underway.

Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Pochettino is interested in taking up the United vacancy this season. 

It’s understood that Pochettino is prepared to leave PSG now because he is unhappy in the French capital. 

Pochettino is currently preparing Neymar (R) and Co to face United’s rivals Man City this week

The former Tottenham boss is living in a hotel while his family remain in London, and is said to be frustrated at managing a dressing-room with big egos like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Pochettino was heavily linked with the United job when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018 and is still admired by the Old Trafford hierarchy.

While PSG’s players believe Zinedine Zidane becoming their new manager is ‘imminent’.

Marca have reported that the feeling inside PSG’s dressing room is that Zidane is poised to step in in the near future to succeed Pochettino. 

A compromise could be reached, however, with Pochettino heading to United and Zidane – still a hero in his homeland – returning to management in Paris. The duo may even be on the move shortly.

Indeed, Marca’s report goes on to add that PSG’s stars are already privately discussing the possibility of Zidane managing the club over the coming weeks. 

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