Sport: Zinedine Zidane sends message to PSG as Man Utd want Mauricio Pochettino

Zidane, bad news for PSG and blues!

 Zidane, bad news for PSG and blues! © provided by Sports.co.uk But the Marseillais of birth was reluctant to the idea of ​​joining Paris. Twenty-five years after his departure from the Girondins for Juventus Turin, does Zinedine Zidane again be like turning his back to France to cross the Alps? It's an opportunity to believe the Fabrizio Romano specialist.

Zinedine Zidane is keen on becoming Paris Saint-Germain’s next manager (Getty) © Provided by Metro Zinedine Zidane is keen on becoming Paris Saint-Germain’s next manager (Getty)

Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that he would be willing to take over at Paris Saint-Germain if Manchester United are able to land Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports.

United are searching for their next permanent manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday and appointing Michael Carrick on an interim basis.

Carrick got off to the perfect start on Tuesday evening as United reached the Champions League knockout phase with a 2-0 victory over Villarreal.

United’s hierarchy had hoped that Solskjaer could rescue United’s current situation which has seen them lose five defeats in their last seven Premier League matches.

Pochettino opens up on life in the Paris Saint-Germain hotseat

  Pochettino opens up on life in the Paris Saint-Germain hotseat Mauricio Pochettino may have the most dazzling, star-studded squad in European football but does he think this makes his job any easier? The Argentine sat down with Sportsmail to share all.Now, Pochettino is not one of those cagey managers who hides his true feelings beneath a hard facade of emotional repression. He is shrewd in many respects but his heart might as well be emblazoned on his sleeve, like a minor shirt sponsor.

And the club are now contemplating the prospect of attempting to lure Pochettino away from PSG before the end of the season, or continue the campaign with an interim manager.

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United are in talks with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde, who has been out of work since leaving Camp Nou nearly two years ago.

Manchester United are trying to lure Mauricio Pochettino away from PSG (Reuters) © Provided by Metro Manchester United are trying to lure Mauricio Pochettino away from PSG (Reuters)

Zidane is among the candidates linked with a permanent move to United but it’s understood that the former Real Madrid manager is holding out to become France’s next head coach after Didier Deschamps.

Manchester United are trying to lure Mauricio Pochettino away from PSG © Provided by Metro Manchester United are trying to lure Mauricio Pochettino away from PSG

However, The Telegraph reports that Zidane would take the PSG job if it was to be made available sooner than a role with the French national team.

PSG's players 'believe Zidane's arrival as their new boss is imminent'

  PSG's players 'believe Zidane's arrival as their new boss is imminent' Pochettino, the current incumbent at Paris Saint-Germain, has been identified as a prime candidate at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed. And any approach for him may free up PSG's hot seat, with Zidane - the renowned former Real Madrid boss - believed to be in pole position to take over. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( As a result, Marca have reported that the feeling inside PSG's dressing room is that Zidane is poised to step in in the near future to succeed Pochettino.

During an interview in 2016, Zidane had said that it would be ‘impossible’ and ‘complicated’ for him to manage PSG due to his ties with his hometown club Marseille, but the 49-year-old has changed his view since then.

Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season. It’s also understood that his wife, Veronique, was ‘opposed’ to moving to Manchester.

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Pochettino, meanwhile, is understood to be open to the idea of leaving PSG before the end of the season and would be keen on moving to United.

When asked about his links with a switch to Old Trafford on Tuesday, Pochettino replied: ‘I am focused. I am very focused on football.

‘I am not a child, I spend my whole life playing football, and now my 12th year being coach, we’re in a business that the rumours are there. I understand what is going on.

PSG’s players expecting ‘imminent’ Zinedine Zidane arrival with Pochettino set to leave

  PSG’s players expecting ‘imminent’ Zinedine Zidane arrival with Pochettino set to leave The managerial merry-go-round could be about to churn into life againAfter a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Watford - just another in a long line of crushing results - there were no surprises when it was announced that Solskjaer would be relieved of his duties.

Zinedine Zidane is not pushing to become Manchester United's next manager © Provided by Metro Zinedine Zidane is not pushing to become Manchester United's next manager

‘This kind of thing cannot distract. Rumours are there, we need to live with that. We are so focused, giving 100 per cent to get our best from the club and the players.

‘I am so happy at Paris Saint-Germain, for tomorrow we are so focused to get the best result we can.’

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PSG-BOSS Nasser Al-Khelaifi speaks plain text: "have zero contact" to Zinedine Zidane .
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has spoken with regard to rumors about coach Mauricio Pochettino and its potential successor Zinedine Zidane Klartext. © Getty Mauricio Pochettino PSG to Zidane "we have zero contact, even if he is a top coach," said Al-Khelaifi on the edge of the balloon d'Or awards in Paris the television station L'Equipe. French media last reported by a meeting between the former coach of Real Madrid and PSG officials in a Parisian Nobel Hotel.

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