Manchester United have been handed a boost by a report that Mauricio Pochettino will be interested in a return to the Premier League, should the right job come knocking at the right time.
United are struggling this season, after winning just four games out of eleven in the Premier League.
The run sees the Red Devils in sixth — nine points adrift of the top, coupled with disappointing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still in charge, and is expected to lead the team when they face Watford after the international break, but a poor result in that game or the ones to follow (Villareal, Chelsea, Arsenal) could see things change quickly.
United have already drawn up a shortlist of potential replacements for Solskjaer, including Erik ten Hag of Ajax, and former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, but Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino are clear favorites for the role, with the Argentine said to be loved within the club.
The only challenge, however, is that the former Tottenham manager recently extended his contract with the French side to 2023, and it will cost a lot to take him away.
The other problem is that like Rodgers, Pochettino may not be available until the end of the season, but on the bright side, reports say he does want to return to England.
So will United wait to make a move by the end of the season, or will our persisting troubles lead the club to go for someone else? Well, time will tell.