A month ago, Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino was linked to the Manchester United job following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjær. However, the Red Devils ultimately went with Ralf Rangnick to serve as their interim manager.
Despite appointing Rangnick, Manchester United continues not to turn things around following their latest 1-1 draw against Newcastle United, an opponent battling relegation. Pundit Gary Neville stated on Sky Sports (via Canal Supporters) that he hopes his former club pursues Mauricio Pochettino.
“I would like Mauricio Pochettino to be the next coach of Manchester United because he has the experience of the Premier League, he plays good football, it’s time for him to ramp up, he now manages big stars and personalities, which will help him. I’ve always loved it and love the way it works,” Neville said.
“It fits the club perfectly; he works well with young people. He knows how to get the best out of the players. He’s a good coach, and he works the groups the right way. For me, it would be him, but he has a contract with PSG, and if he succeeds there, they won’t let him go.”
Pochettino will remain with PSG for the remainder of the season despite the links to former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. The Argentine’s future will come down to whether he can win the UEFA Champions League. He got close last season, reaching the semifinals but losing to Manchester City.
This season with Lionel Messi in the squad, winning Europe’s top prize is the only option for Pochettino. Failing to prevail will likely result in the capital club parting ways with the Argentine.