Mauricio Pochettino ‘pretty certain’ to leave PSG amid Man United interest and other rumours

Manchester United managerial candidate Mauricio Pochettino is ‘pretty certain’ he will leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, according to reports.

Pochettino suffered disappointment on Wednesday as Real Madrid mounted a brilliant comeback against PSG to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. As a result, the pressure has increased on the former Tottenham boss, despite his side’s seemingly unassailable lead at the top of Ligue 1.

United have pinpointed the Argentine as one of the candidates to take over at Old Trafford in the summer, with Ralf Rangnick set to step back into a consultancy role. Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is also on the list.

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French outlet RMC (via Sport Witness) has reported that Real Madrid and United are both potential destinations for Pochettino, but with Carlo Ancelotti unlikely to leave the Bernabeu, the Old Trafford hot seat looks likelier. They have further reported that Pochettino’s PSG exit is looking ‘pretty certain’.

Meanwhile, United target Ronald Araujo is said to be relaxed about his current situation at Barcelona amid contract uncertainty. United are among a host of clubs monitoring developments as the 23-year-old enters his final year at the club.

That is according to Gerard Romero who has reported that Araujo is looking to stay at Camp Nou. Barcelona boss Xavi is also said to be keen to keep him at the club, despite links with United.

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