Mauricio Pochettino turns down Manchester United in favour of Real Madrid

By Amreen
Mauricio Pochettino has already turned down Man United and ‘is waiting for Real Madrid’
Mauricio Pochettino has already turned down Man United and ‘is waiting for Real Madrid’ / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Mauricio Pochettino has already turned down Manchester United.

2. The PSG boss is holding out for the Real Madrid job.

3. Tottenham are also interested in bringing Poch back to the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly turned down Manchester United and Tottenham as he looks to be holding out for the Real Madrid job.

Pochettino, who is currently in charge of Paris Saint-Germain, has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with both United and Spurs interested in securing his services.

The Red Devils have been keen to appoint the Argentine as their permanent boss since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking last year. Meanwhile, Tottenham are eyeing Pochettino if Antonio Conte decides to leave the club at the end of the season.

However, according to SPORT, Pochettino has already turned down an approach for United and is interested in taking over at Madrid, if Carlo Ancelotti is let go of in the summer.

Reports have claimed that club president Florentino Perez is considering sacking Ancelotti following Los Blancos' Champions League loss to PSG.

The report goes on to add that the Italian's future at Madrid could rest on the result of the second leg, scheduled to be played on March 9.

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

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson recently admitted he doesn’t get the “obsession” with hiring Pochettino.

Merson said on Sky Sports: “I don’t understand why Manchester United would be waiting for Mauricio Pochettino. I don’t get it. If Pochettino doesn’t win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain, why would they be going in for him?

“You’ve got to remember he failed to win the French league last year, too. That’s virtually impossible to do. Everybody keeps saying they need to go out and get Pochettino but I don’t understand why.

“It does my head in. It’s all I ever hear. What did he do? He got Tottenham to the final of the Champions League and his side finished third one year in the Premier League.

“PSG have appointed him to win the Champions League, but I don’t give PSG a chance of doing it this year so I’m not sure what the obsession is with Pochettino."