Manchester United ‘on red alert with Mauricio Pochettino’s future at PSG in doubt beyond March’ after shock French Cup exit to Nice… with Argentine’s job ‘hinging on progress in the Champions League’
- PSG were knocked out of the French Cup on penalties against Nice on Monday
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side are 11 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table
- Yet should they not progress past Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16, Pochettino could reportedly be sent on his way
- Ex-Spurs boss Pochettino has been linked with the Man Utd job in the past
- Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is due to leave his position in the summer
Manchester United have been put on red alert with Mauricio Pochettino’s future at PSG in some doubt beyond March, according to reports.
Pochettino’s star-studded side were stunned in the French Cup last-16 on Monday, as they were knocked out on penalties against Nice.
PSG – who are yet to win the Champions League despite their heavy financial investment – face Real Madrid in the last-16 and French outlet Le Parisien reports that Pochettino’s only hope of saving his job is progression into the quarter-finals.
Man United have been put on red alert with Mauricio Pochettino’s future at PSG in some doubt
Pochettino would be available to replace Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford should he be sacked
The report adds that his future will hinge on beating the Spanish giants, with the second-leg taking place on March 9.
The Argentine has 18 months left on his contract at the Parc des Princes – he took over the reigns from Thomas Tuchel in January 2021.
His PSG side are 11 points clear at the top of a Ligue 1 title they want to reclaim after Lille’s shock triumph last season.
Ex-Spurs boss Pochettino has been heavily linked with the top job at Old Trafford in recent years, particularly during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure at the club.
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick is due to leave at the end of the season, meaning United executives are searching for a new permanent manager.
Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the French Cup after losing to Nice on penalties
The Argentine has 18 months left on his contract as he manages a star-studded PSG squad
Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are other names linked with the soon-to-be vacant position.
A big factor will also be if United can secure Champions League football next season.
The Red Devils are currently fourth, but are only two points ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham who have one game and two games in hand respectively.