Those in command at Old Trafford will almost certainly want someone on board to assist in the decision-making process for summer transfers, as well as in the planning and execution of preseason training.
The sooner everything is ironed out, the better.
Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are the two men who have been most associated with the Premier League club, and Manchester United fans are already divided on who they want.
Pochettino isn’t having a good time at PSG right now, and following the weekend’s 3-0 loss to AS Monaco, there were further concerns raised regarding his future, regardless of whether he has a chance of transferring to Old Trafford.
L’Equipe claimed on Monday that the Argentine’s path to Manchester United is ‘freer than ever,’ and the French publication looks at what it would cost PSG to fire him on Tuesday.
Pochettino is now paid roughly €1.1 million per month, and it has been estimated that letting him leave would cost ‘at least €15 million.’
Then there are his trainers.
According to L’Eqipe, ‘Jesus Pérez, Pochettino’s first assistant, makes €80,000 gross every month. A salary fit for a head coach. Miguel D’Agostino, another of his disciples, is worth roughly €50,000. Toni Jiménez, the goalie coach, earns the same amount.
‘Finally, Sebastiano Pochettino, Mauricio’s son in charge of physical preparation, earns little more than €20,000 each month. As a result, it exceeds €20 million in charges.
That would have to be spent to get these five employees to depart a year and a half after they were hired.’
In comparison to Pochettino’s €1.1 million per month salary at PSG, L’Equipe reports that Pep Guardiola earns €1.89 million per month, with Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte both earning €1.49 million.
Diego Simeone is still reported to be the highest-paid manager in the sport, receiving €3.33 million each month.