Manchester United players prefer Mauricio Pochettino to take over as the new head coach

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According to reports, Manchester United players will be fully behind Mauricio Pochettino if he lands the Manchester United head coach job at the start of next season.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has only signed a contract until the summer. The interim manager will then move to an advising role to the Manchester United hierarchy for two years. Reports suggest that the interim manager prefers Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to take over at the end of the season.

But the race for the Manchester United job looks wide open. Both Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag seem to be leading the race to become the new head coach at the end of the season. Both the managers have been heavily linked with an Old Trafford switch at the end of the season. But Mauricio Pochettino’s struggles at Paris Saint-Germain and PSG’s exit from the French Cup on penalties against Nice has only added fuel to the fire and speculation.

The Sun have reported that the Manchester United squad are pushing for Pochettino to become the next head coach. New chief executive Richard Arnold is also in favor of the move. Manchester United were linked with the Argentine right after the club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the move was blocked by PSG.

Is Mauricio Pochettino the perfect fit for Manchester United?

The Argentinian manager was the front runner to land the Manchester United job after Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2018. But interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went on a brilliant run and Ole landed the job on a permanent basis. Pochettino is really highly regarded by the Manchester United hierarchy and Sir Alex Ferguson.

With the former Tottenham Hotspurs manager struggling in Paris. Reports also suggest that the club are considering bringing in a new manager at the end of the season. This could end up as the ideal opportunity for Mauricio and could see him finally be in the Old Trafford dugout.

If Mauricio Pochettino does land the United job the first transfer window is going to be crucial. The midfield and attack in particular looks in need of a rebuild. The Manchester United hierarchy decided to not spend any money in the January transfer window. The club decided to wait until the arrival of a new permanent manager to spend money in the summer. The United squad looks to be in the need of a rebuild in the summer.

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