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Pochettino breaks silence on Man United romours

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Several reports have confirmed the club’s interest in hiring the Argentine boss.

Manchester United are all over the media after finally sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. The club’s free managerial sit has generated countless rumours around the next Red Devils boss.

Multiple sources have reported that Man United are keen to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager. However, the 49-year-old is currently working at PSG, and a move does not seem imminent. 

Ahead of his side’s crucial Champions League match against Manchester City, Pochettino spoke about the transfer links.

“I am not a kid, I am not a child,” Pochettino said (via MEN). “I spend my whole life playing football and now 12 years being a coach.

“We are in a business where the rumours are there, I completely understand, sometimes in a positive or a negative way. I’m not distracted.

“Rumours are there and we need to live with that. We are so focused, we are giving 100% to try to get our best form from the players to help us in this way, I am so happy with PSG. For tomorrow we are so focused to try and get the best result we can.

“I think we cannot talk about that, my respect to my club, my respect to another man, what that club is doing is not my business. I need to be focused on Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m not going to make the mistake to talk. Everything we will say in a way, in the past when I was at Espanyol and my dream was to meet Ferguson, all that, I can tell now it’s going to be misunderstood and out of context.”

Despite his challenging job, PSG boss insists he is happy at Parc des Prince. 

“I am so happy at PSG, I am focused to try and give my best. I was a player at PSG, I love the club, I love the fans, it’s a fantastic time to be at the club.”

He added: “I think I was clear. I said to you all that my contract is until 2023. It is this season and one season more. I am really happy at Paris Saint-Germain. That is a fact. The fact is I am happy in Paris.”

In addition to Pochettino, Man United are reportedly considering Erik ten Hag, Brendan Rodgers, and Zinedine Zidane. 

However, they might sign a new interim coach until the end of the season before making a move for a new permanent boss. The club’s favourite choice for the job is reportedly former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.