Manchester United could make Mauricio Pochettino move during PSG winter break

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Manchester United could make Mauricio Pochettino move during PSG winter break
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Manchester United could try to prise Mauricio Pochettino from Paris Saint-Germain during the winter break in France.

Pochettino is interested in succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as United head coach on Sunday, but PSG do not want to lose their manager mid-season.

A move at the end of the campaign appears most realistic, with United having placed Michael Carrick in temporary charge until they can appoint a permanent head coach.

However, with the Ligue 1 season due to pause between December 22 and January 7, United could try to use the break to approach Pochettino, allowing PSG time to regroup with a replacement.

PSG used last season's winter break to sack Thomas Tuchel and replace him just over a week later with Pochettino, and the French club could be open to a similar scenario this year – particularly if Zinedine Zidane indicates a willingness to take the job.

Pochettino’s wife and youngest son still live in London and he is expected to return to the UK over Christmas.

United’s hierarchy have indicated that Solskjaer's successor must be able to play football ‘the United way’, develop young players and challenge for trophies.

Former Tottenham manager Pochettino is believed to fit the bill – even if his record on the latter remains in question.

The only caveat to Pochettino’s remarkable five-and-a-half year stint at Spurs was the club’s lack of silverware, while he missed out on the Ligue 1 title to Lille last season.

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He did, however, win PSG a sixth French cup in seven years, although he is set to be judged on their progress in the Champions League.

A move to United at the end of the season would likely see Pochettino arrive as a Ligue 1 champion, with the Parisiens currently 11 points clear at the top of the table and having a real chance to challenge for European glory with a front three of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Pochettino is due in Manchester this week for Wednesday's Champions League clash against United’s rivals Manchester City.

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