Manchester United have held talks with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, according to The Daily Star.
The Lowdown: Four-man shortlist?
The Red Devils appear to be making a head start when it comes to searching for Ralf Rangnick’s replacement in the summer.
Ten Hag or Pochettino at Old Trafford?
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag had ‘positive’ discussions with the United board last month, who also have Pochettino, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique on their radar.
It now looks as if Pochettino, who doesn’t currently have an agent, has become the next target United have spoken with ahead of the club’s meeting with Leicester City this evening.
The Latest: Pochettino talks
The Daily Star shared a story on Thursday evening, revealing that the club are making rapid progress in their pursuit of a new long-term manager.
Senior United figures have spoken with Pochettino this week after talks with Ten Hag. The former Tottenham boss is keen on the Old Trafford position and has the backing from Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Verdict: Two-horse race?
Although Lopetegui and Enrique have also been name-checked as potential candidates, it does feel as if it is starting to become a two-horse race between Ten Hag and Pochettino.
Pochettino has plenty of experience in the Premier League with Southampton and Spurs, however, it seems to be a matter of time until Ten Hag takes over a new side after two more approaches for the Dutchman following his initial United interview.
If United are after a completely fresh start, then perhaps the Ajax boss could be better suited, but if the Red Devils feel experience is key, then Pochettino may well be their man – only time will tell.
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