Since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Manchester United, the Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has become the first choice to train “Mano”, but, if the “Red Devils” team wants to sign the Argentine coach, they must pay large sums.
And if Manuel decided to sign Pochettino now, United would have to pay nearly 12 million euros to the Parisian club. If the English team waits until the end of the season, the amount will be around 6 million.
For this reason, the English club is discussing the signing of a temporary manager this season, perhaps Michael Carrick, who took charge of the team in their match against Villarreal in the Champions League.
Another name being talked about is Zinedine Zidane, and the former Real Madrid coach is believed to be patiently waiting for a job as France coach. However, a phone call from PSG could tempt him to cancel those plans for the time being.
That last assumption, of course, depends on what decision the Manchester United management makes and when they make it.
There has been a lot of talk recently in the British press, that there is a deal that is cooking over a low heat, the components of which are Pochettino’s transfer to “Old Trafford” and the arrival of “Zizou” to the Princes’ Garden.
If the deal is completed, the Argentine coach will be the first in the history of football to coach his compatriot Lionel Messi and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo in one season, and Zidane will supervise Messi after years of dealing with Ronaldo.