Manchester United have decided on Erik ten Hag to be their new manager from next season onwards and have left Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino with nowhere left to turn.
The Red Devils are close to confirming the appointment, according to Sky Sports, who also state that the former Tottenham boss was his one true rival for the job.
The Dutch club have been helpful rather than obstructive and it is understood Ten Hag’s compensation price is a lowly £1.7m compared to £15m for the Argentine.
This could be great news for United as Ten Hag is a highly regarded coach within the football world after his work with Ajax but for Pochettino it poses the question, now what?
The Argentine has found life at PSG very difficult and has failed to live up to the Parisians’ expectations. During his half-season last year, the Argentine failed to deliver both the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League for the club, and will only deliver the league for the runaway leaders this season, which is not what the club expected considering the money they spent last summer.
The Argentine does not seem to fit the club’s model of buying ready-made stars and from the outset, it looks like he struggles to control them. The 50-year-old has failed to find his best eleven this season and the side doesn’t play with the Argentine’s aggressive nature.
One also wonders if the former Spurs boss has full control at the club; as owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi seems to be difficult to work with and sporting director Leonardo is a nightmare to work with according to many reported stories, having had major issues with Thomas Tuchel as well, with the pair consistently going back and forth when the Chelsea boss was in Paris.
Pochettino has a contract until 2023 in Paris but after this year’s poor showings, it is likely that the Argentine will be let go in the summer. If that is the case then where will he end up?
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