PSG’s mega-money Zinedine Zidane offer opens door for Mauricio Pochettino to join Man Utd | Football | Sport

Reports linking Zinedine Zidane with the Paris Saint-Germain job have ramped up rumours regarding Mauricio Pochettino imminent arrival at Manchester United – a deal that could happen at the end of the season after Ralf Rangnick’s contract expires.

Pochettino, 49, joined PSG in January last year after a superb spell at Tottenham came to an end in November 2019.

The Argentine missed out on the Ligue Un title last season, although he won the Coupe de France by beating Monaco in the final.

This season he is making few mistakes in his pursuit of domestic glory as the Parisians currently sit 11 points ahead of second-place Nice having surpassed the halfway stage.

But the French giants are reported to be on the lookout for a boss to take them to even greater heights following Pochettino’s lacklustre start, with Zinedine Zidane said to be firmly on their radar.

And according to Foot Mercato, PSG are willing to pay Zidane a huge salary to become their new boss this summer – opening the door for Pochettino to move to Manchester.

United’s appointment of Rangnick in November has seen the German somewhat steady the ship that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had begun to sink during his tenure at Old Trafford.

But with just six months left on his contract, Rangnick has already accepted a contract to sit on United’s technical director team at the end of his managerial spell.

This could see Pochettino appointed in the Old Trafford dugout after his successful career at Tottenham showed just what he can do in the Premier League.

The former Southampton boss took Tottenham from a consistent Europa League challenging outfit to title contenders.

The midfielder claimed that the Argentine had a huge influence in his career.

“I want to give a special mention to Mauricio [Pochettino] and his staff for their trust and guidance in the early part of my career at Spurs,” Alli said.

“It gave me the confidence and platform to show what I can do.”

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