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Mauricio Pochettino 'Has Turned Down Manchester United And Is Waiting For The Real Madrid Job'

Rory O'Callaghan

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Mauricio Pochettino 'Has Turned Down Manchester United And Is Waiting For The Real Madrid Job'

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Mauricio Pochettino has already turned down the Manchester United job and has set his sights on Real Madrid instead, according to reports in Spain.

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Pochettino has been strongly linked with United, who are yet to appoint a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Former Tottenham manager Pochettino has also attracted interest from Real Madrid, who lost 1-0 to PSG in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie earlier this month.

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According to Spanish publication Sport, Pochettino has already rejected an approach from United and is interested in taking over at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly considering sacking head coach Carlo Ancelotti after being left 'furious' with the Italian's defensive tactics in their defeat to PSG.

Ancelotti's long-term future at the club could now rest on the result of the second leg on March 9, with Perez reportedly preparing plans for a change of head coach in the summer.

Pochettino has been linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United (Image: PA)
Pochettino has been linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United (Image: PA)

Spanish outlet AS claim Pochettino is top of the list of targets for Madrid, who are aware of United’s interest in the Argentine.

French publication Foot Mercato claim PSG are also considering a change of head coach, despite the club’s impressive form this season.

Carlo Ancelotti's position is reportedly under threat at Madrid (Image: PA)
Carlo Ancelotti's position is reportedly under threat at Madrid (Image: PA)

There are also doubts over the future of PSG’s sporting director Leonardo, who is said to have a ‘strained relationship’ with the club’s owners.

Should Pochettino join Real Madrid, it would open the door for Erik ten Hag to become the next permanent Manchester United manager.

The Ajax boss is seen as Pochettino’s biggest rival for the Old Trafford vacancy.

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Topics: Mauricio Pochettino, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Football, Premier League, La Liga

Rory O'Callaghan
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