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Manchester United's Players Want Mauricio Pochettino To Take Over At Old Trafford

Rory O'Callaghan

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Manchester United's Players Want Mauricio Pochettino To Take Over At Old Trafford

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Manchester United’s players are reportedly in favour of Mauricio Pochettino being appointed as the club’s next permanent manager.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Pochettino has been repeatedly linked with the United job in recent seasons and was in the running to take over at Old Trafford following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

United instead opted to appoint Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis until the end of the campaign, with Pochettino remaining in his role at the Parc des Princes.

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United's players would prefer for Pochettino to take charge (Image: Alamy)
United's players would prefer for Pochettino to take charge (Image: Alamy)

The former Tottenham manager is one of the favourites to succeed Rangnick in the summer, along with Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag.

According to the Daily Mail, United’s players would prefer Pochettino to take over first-team duties.

However, Rangnick is said to be an admirer of Ten Hag.

Rangnick is set to move into a consultancy role at United in May and is expected to have some influence over who the club appoints as their next permanent manager.

Ralf Rangnick is an admirer of Ajax boss Erik ten Hag (Image: Alamy)
Ralf Rangnick is an admirer of Ajax boss Erik ten Hag (Image: Alamy)

Pochettino’s future at PSG is currently uncertain even though the club are on course to comfortably regain the Ligue 1 title.

They are currently 13 points clear of closest rivals Marseille at the top of the table but Pochettino is also under pressure to deliver the Champions League trophy, which has so far eluded the French club.

PSG take on Real Madrid in the last 16 of the competition, with the first leg to be played in Paris on Tuesday.

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Ten Hag has also guided Ajax through to the last 16, where they will take on Benfica, while the Amsterdam club is also five points clear at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie.

Speaking earlier this season, Ten Hag said he feels “ready” to take on a new challenge outside the Netherlands.

He told Dutch outlet de Volkskrant: "I think I'm ready for it [coaching abroad]. I would be happy to take up that challenge.

"But I'm not chasing it. If it turns out that that step will never come, I will not say that my coaching career has failed.

"But I think I have sufficient competencies to take on that challenge."

Topics: Ajax, Paris Saint-Germain, Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Ralf Rangnick

Rory O'Callaghan
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