Club: The post at MU escaped Pochettino because of the PSG tornado

A time heralded as Manchester United’s next manager at the Red Devils, it is expected to finally hire Erik Ten Hag in place of Mauricio Pochettino. The Athletic returned to the reasons for the preference for the Ajax coach, when the position seemed promised to the Argentinian.

In the English media, Mauricio Pochettino has long been touted as Manchester United’s main target to take over the managerial position at the end of the season, when Ralf Rangnick’s interim period ends. But in recent weeks, according to many sources, Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag has been favored by the Red Devils, an agreement that is close, if not closed, between the two sides. The Athletic returned to the reasons that led the Mancunians to choose the Dutchman over the Argentinian, as the position promised him.

The PSG coach must indeed know the English Championship, trusted the young people at Tottenham and let them progress, play exciting football when he was in London with modern methods. Moreover, Pochettino still enjoys high popularity in England and was even seen as the one who can bear the weight of being the manager of Manchester United. His desire to cross the Channel again, in particular with rumors that he was ready to return to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2021, has been reiterated. Not enough to convince MU, however, and Anglo-Saxon media is reporting that the Argentine coach has not won all the national trophies since he took over PSG in the winter of the 2020/2021 season.

Results at PSG playing against him

Facing the immediate pressure to achieve results he had never had in his coaching career, Mauricio Pochettino failed. The Argentine coach failed to claim the title last year, he also let the Trophée des Champions slip at the start of the season and was knocked out in the knockout stages of the Coupe de France this season, not to mention the European disillusionment with Real Madrid.

For the online media, this could be a first point against Mauricio Pochettino. In addition, The Athletic indicates that Manchester United are most similar to PSG in the English championship in terms of sports management. If the coach has failed to impose his vision in one, he can hardly do so in the other, all things considered, because nothing really compares to PSG. The vision of the Argentine coach, who is adept at pushing and pushing his players forward, may seem too far removed from what PSG or Manchester United need to succeed.

A coach now blocked from the top clubs?

However, according to what a source close to PSG told the English daily, ” Pochettino is a fantastic guy who puts his heart in in his work in Paris. However, this shouldn’t be enough for the Argentine coach to find England, at least not at Manchester United. Elsewhere, at other prestigious clubs, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have only one-year contracts left with Manchester City and Liverpool, but it is now difficult to imagine these two clubs without these coaches on board.

Finally, Mauricio Pochettino is a coach with whom the clubs must bear in mind that they will have to rebuild and build a team. This does not really coincide with European leaders, who need immediate and short-term results. For him, who is still valued by all the big clubs, including Real Madrid, the idea could now be to develop a team in an emerging club, in his image and with his principles, even if that means you don’t sit on a large couch. , for now, concludes The Athletic.

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