PSG Says ‘No’ to United’s First Onslaught by Pochettino; see behind the scenes

United carried out the first onslaught by Pochettino, but heard a no from PSG, sources assure ESPN

O Manchester United carried out an initial approach on the immediate availability of Mauricio Pochettino, but heard ‘no’ of Paris Saint-Germain, sources told the ESPN.

United made Pochettino their main target as their next coach following the resignation of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. The club is open to appointing Pochettino now if a deal can be reached, but intermediaries in charge of assessing the 49-year-old’s situation at PSG said the French are not yet willing to talk.

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United believe it’s likely that Pochettino will only be available in the summer, unless the former coach at United tottenham force an exit. sources told the ESPN would Pochettino like a vacancy at Old Trafford, but is under contract in Paris until 2023.

sources told the ESPN that PSG made contact with the former coach of the Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, in case Pochettino returns to Premier League. Reaching a deal with Zidane would impact when, and if, Pochettino would be allowed to leave PSG.

United continue to look for possible interims to coach the team until summer. They were already in negotiations with former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, While Lucien Favre, previously in the Borussia Dortmund, is also on the list. Ralph Rangnick, formerly responsible for the RB Leipzig and now in the Lokomotiv Moscow, walked away from office.

The process of finding an interim technician is still ongoing, although Michael Carrick to have taken United to a impressive 2-0 victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night, guaranteeing a spot in the round of 16 of the Champions League as leader of Group F.

The football director, John Murtough, and the technical director, Darren Fletcher, are leading the search for temporary and permanent technicians, but the executive vice president, Ed Woodward, and the co-chair, Joel Glazer, will have the final word on who is nominated.

Woodward is still scheduled to leave the club at the end of the year and hand over his role to the group’s managing director, Richard Arnold, but sources told ESPN that he can still continue as a consultant to help transition between managers.

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