Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have worked in the last hours on two of the most important movements so far this season. The British priority was to sign Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Norwegian was once sacked. To achieve this, they needed PSG to release the Argentine, something they were only willing to agree to if they got a replacement and There seemed to be only one name on his list: Zinedine Zidane.
This whole process is absolutely blocked. As AS has learned, in Paris they are not being able to convince the former Real Madrid coach, who is not entirely convinced with the idea of reaching a team in the middle of the season. In addition, he is immersed in other projects and prefers to wait to return to the bench. Although he has been flattered by the interest, it seems complicated that today he can accept the offer from the Park of the Princes.
This has complicated Manchester United’s plans, who is still convinced that Poch he sits on his bench now or, if it is not possible, in the future, assure sources close to him. The manager loves the idea of managing a team again in the Premier League and also has a very good relationship with the northern England team through Alex Ferguson, whom he talks to often. Will not force your departure from Paris since he is grateful for the opportunity they gave him at the beginning of the year, so everything indicates that if his arrival at Old Trafford ends up happening, it would be next summer. In that case, in France they would return to the charge for Zizou.
Aware of the situation, Pochettino was conciliatory in the press conference prior to the Champions League match against Manchester City. “I’m fine in paris. I know the city well. Both as a player and as a coach, I have always experienced these kinds of situations. Things happen and it is not my responsibility. What I am going to say if you ask me is that I am happy in Paris, “he told the media.
Today, it seems difficult that neither of the two movements can occur. However, the teams will try to force their options to the end, putting money in both cases. PSG, offering a large amount to Zidane and Manchester United, financially compensating the French team to free Pochettino. If the latter is not achieved, the Red Devils do not rule out having a coach until the end of the season (Ernesto Valverde, according to The Guardian, is one of the candidates). One of the soap operas of our campaign that could last until the end of the campaign.