Trying to distance himself as best he could from the Manchester United rumours during his press conference on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino still can’t escape the media talking about a potential move to Old Trafford.
The Argentine has been heavily linked with the Red Devils job ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed, and different levels of advances have been claimed by various outlets, with some going as far as reporting contact had been made between the Premier League side and the manager’s entourage.
However, what hasn’t happened, according to RMC Sport journalist Loïc Tanzi, is Manchester United speaking directly with Paris Saint-Germain about poaching their manager.
The reporter took to Twitter to clarify that the Old Trafford side ‘has not made any direct approach to PSG to recruit Mauricio Pochettino’, before explaining ‘the situation stays the same: the Argentine has a contract until 2023 and hasn’t asked to leave the French capital’.
Manchester United n'a fait aucune approche directe au #PSG pour recruter Mauricio Pochettino. La situation est toujours la même : l'Argentin a un contrat jusqu'en 2023 et n'a pas demandé à quitter la capitale française. Paris n'a prévu de s'en séparer pour l'instant #RMCLive
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) November 24, 2021
In fact, the Ligue 1 side ‘haven’t planned to part ways with him for the time being’.
That could, of course, change if, let’s say, Zinédine Zidane made it very clear he was ready to take over right this instant, covering any Pochettino exit immediately, but it appears, as was previously thought, that tManchester United might have to wait until the end of the season to get their man.