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Manchester United: Pochettino wants to join the Red Devils immediately

Manchester United could bring in Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor much sooner than originally anticipated.

What’s the story?

The Norwegian was relieved of his duties over the weekend after a humiliating 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford on Saturday, and the Red Devils’ hierarchy stated that they will appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.

That led to speculation surrounding the future of Pochettino, with several reports claiming that he would be open to taking over the United hot seat at the end of the current campaign.

However, Manchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst has provided an update on the situation, claiming that the 49-year-old would be willing to join the 20-time English champions immediately.

He tweeted the following six words: “Pochettino wants to join #mufc now” in what he claimed was a “brief but vital update” to his original story on the speculation surrounding the Argentine’s potential appointment at Old Trafford. 

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Man Utd fans will be buzzing

News that Pochettino could become United’s new boss over the coming days or weeks will surely leave many of the club’s supporters buzzing with excitement.

Throughout his time in English football, at both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, the 49-year-old showed himself to be an extremely astute tactician capable of implementing an exciting style of play and achieving quality results.

Although he failed to claim a major trophy during his tenure at Spurs, four consecutive top-four finishes and a place in the Champions League final are evidence of his top-class credentials.

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In Paris, Pochettino finally secured his first piece of major silverware as a manager, seeing off Monaco 2-0 in the French Cup final and putting major criticism to bed in the process.

His high-octane pressing style and track record of developing youngsters will also be appealing qualities to anyone associated with United, but it remains to be seen whether the Glazers make an approach for his services.

Pochettino could be the ideal candidate to restore the Red Devils to their former glory, and the club’s fanbase will surely be hoping to see him make the switch from PSG sooner rather than later.

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