Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly rejected Manchester United’s initial move for their manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
United are in the market for a new permanent manager, following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Erik ten Hag, Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino are among the favourites for the role, with the Argentine the preferred candidate.
But ESPN reports that his current employers, PSG have already informed intermediaries of their unwillingness to allow him leave the club mid-season.
The Red Devils are believed to be keen on the former Tottenham boss, because he wants to manage the club, but should they fail to succeed in luring him to Old Trafford, they will look at other options.
Meanwhile, PSG are also preparing for any eventualities, as they’re believed to be working on convincing Zidane to leave his current sabbatical, and come take over if Pochettino decides to leave.
It remains unclear how things will pan out, but it does seem to be a very complex situation for all the parties involved for now.