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How Much Manchester United Will Have To Pay To Release Mauricio Pochettino

Ryan Sidle

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How Much Manchester United Will Have To Pay To Release Mauricio Pochettino

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Manchester United would have to pay around £18 million altogether if they want to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino.


Solskjaer left his job on Sunday, following United's embarrassing 4-1 loss away to Watford, and left with a teary interview for the club's social channels.

United are now in need of a manager to save their season, with Michael Carrick taking charge for their Champions League game against Villarreal on Tuesday, and expected to continue his caretaker role to the weekend's game with Chelsea.

It was initially claimed by United's press release, at the announcement of Solskjaer's departure, that they would appoint an interim boss to take them to the end of the season.

However, recent reports have claimed that Pochettino, who is their number one candidate, would be interested in taking the job now rather than waiting until next summer.

According to the Manchester Evening News, it would cost the Premier League club £10 million to release the former Tottenham Hotspur boss from his job in Paris.

Pochettino could replace Solskjaer. Image: PA Images
Pochettino could replace Solskjaer. Image: PA Images

Clubs in France can't have release clauses on their players or managers but the cost would be compensation to buy the Argentine out of his current contract.

The 49-year-old only moved to the French capital in January, following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and then extended his deal in the summer to 2023, despite failing to win Ligue 1 or the Champions League.

Zinedine Zidane was also thought to be a replacement at Old Trafford, but he is far more likely to move to the Parc des Princes if Poch moves.

Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers have also been discussed as future United managers but they would both be more likely next summer.

Pochettino is reportedly ready to walk away from PSG now. Image: PA Images
Pochettino is reportedly ready to walk away from PSG now. Image: PA Images

If United did pay the £10 million to get their man it would take the entire price of replacing Solskjaer to around £18 million, after it cost them eight million to remove Solskjaer.

The price was only so high because, like Pochettino, the now former United boss only signed a new deal in the summer, which proved to be a terrible move for the club.

They have now spent £38 million in removing managers since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and the latest sacking could cost them much more.

According to a report, United also extended the deals for all of Solskjaer's backroom staff recently, meaning if they were to be replaced by a new man, the club would be forking out more than they would have had to previously.

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Mauricio Pochettino, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United, Ligue 1, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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