Tension at the Old Trafford As Real Madrid Ready to Rival Manchester United for Impressive Manager

Tension at the Old Trafford As Real Madrid Ready to Rival Manchester United for Impressive Manager

Babajide Orevba
February 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM
  • Mauricio Pochettino is being linked with a move to Manchester United, but reports claim Real Madrid are also interested
  • The former Tottenham manager has been criticised at French club PSG and he could leave at the end of the ongoing campaign
  • Pochettino could depart Parc des Princes as there are several offers from other clubs waiting for him

Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly interested in hiring Mauricio Pochettino as they are ready to rival Premier League club Manchester United.

The Argentine tactician only joined the French club a little over a year now, but there are doubts the job at the French club suits him.

In his first-half season, he failed to lead PSG to the Ligue 1 title as they also performed poorly in the Champions League.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino now on the radar of Real Madrid. Photo: Franck Fife
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Although they seem better this season in the French topflight, but the Parisians are out of the Coupe de France, while their Champions League hopes remains in the balance as they managed a slim lead over Real Madrid.

90min are reports that the former Tottenham boss could be leaving Parc des Princes at the end of this season as there are offers already.

Manchester United are considering him as a possible replacement for interim boss Ralf Rangnick who will likely move in the summer.

UK outlet the Daily Mail report that Pochettino could also attract advances from Real. Los Blancos tried to get him on board last summer and were unsuccessful, eventually settling on Carlo Ancelotti.

There is a growing disconnect between the Italian and the club's supporters and he cannot turn their Champions League tie against PSG around he could be moved on in the summer.

Hasenhuttl plays down reports linking him with Man Utd job

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has sensationally played down speculation linking him with the Manchester United job.

United are expected to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the ongoing season to take over from Ralf Rangnick who is in charge of the club in an interim capacity.

A number of experienced managers have already been linked with the Old Trafford hot-seat, chief among the Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax's Eric ten Hag.

Brendan Rodgers buys a house at Manchester

Sports Brief earlier reported that the future of Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City has been thrown into fresh doubt as he has reportedly bought a house in Manchester.

Rodgers has already bought a house in Manchester ahead of a possible move to the Red Devils in the summer.

The ex-Liverpool boss has been on the radar of the Red Devils following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November until Ralf Rangnick was named as caretaker manager.

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