Mauricio Pochettino “wants” to become the next Manchester United manager, according to Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst.
The local newspaper reporter claims the ex-Spurs boss is “enchanted” by the possibility of taking on the job, but there are a number of hurdles that may stop the Argentinian being appointed.
Pochettino would not be entitled to £12.5m he is owed by Tottenham for his sacking if he takes a new role in the Premier League this season.
On top of that, it remains to be seen whether United will sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the near future. The Norwegian has come under increasing pressure with the Red Devils currently sitting in ninth place after 14 games played.
However, Solskjaer was adamant in his press conference today that he is not close to being sacked, dismissing one report as “lies” for saying he expects to leave if he doesn’t pick up points against Spurs and City in United’s next two games.
If United do not change their manager, Pochettino could look elsewhere for employment with the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Arsenal all possible destinations.