Mauricio Pochettino wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, despite reports linking him with the vacant Manchester United manager’s job.
Following PSG’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid earlier this week, the former Tottenham manager is under severe criticism. Despite the signings of superstars such as Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Donnarumma, the French giants failed in Europe once more with a 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu.
PSG sporting director Leonardo remained tight-lipped about Pochettino’s future, saying only that he would be retained until the end of the season. “For this season, Pochettino is still a part of the plan. “It’s not the right time to think about it,” the Brazilian said after the defeat in Madrid.
Pochettino has been linked with the United job on several occasions, with the search for a long-term replacement to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently underway. In November, Ralf Rangnick was chosen interim boss, but it is likely that he will be replaced for a long-term position.
Pochettino’s own attitude on sticking in Paris appears to smooth the way for Erik ten Hag, who, according to the Manchester Evening News, is the favoured candidate. Pochettino wants to stay at the Parc des Princes, according to L’Equipe via GFFN, despite the fact that he is supposedly leading the race for the United post.
The Argentine recently spoke about his future, pleading with owners to unify their ideas swiftly if they want to succeed in the future. He stated, ” “Aside from the sadness, giving PSG the opportunity to battle for their goals is always a difficult task. Yes, we believe we are capable of it.
“After that, it’s all about swaps.” To trade, we’ll have to sit down with the club. To discover the most effective formula. To be able to see the vision, the future, the ideas, and the project in its whole.
“At the end of the season, we’ll go through everything.” We’ll see [whether I stay] at the end of the season. It will be up to the club to decide.
“We need to figure out the best approach to collaborate,” he concluded. “That includes recognizing the need of aligning our ideas, project, and processes. There are numerous issues that must be addressed in order for employees like us and a club like PSG to share comparable ideals and visions.”
Ajax, like PSG, was caught off guard in the Champions League, losing to Benfica in the round of 16 after winning every game in the group stage. But, in the midst of a battle for the Eredivisie crown with PSV, Ten Hag is reluctant to look beyond the current campaign.
He remarked earlier this week, “I’m focusing on this season.” “The current squad is receiving all of the attention. I haven’t given any thought to next season. I want to make the most of this season; we still have a chance to win two trophies.”