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Paris Saint-Germain players ‘expect’ Zinedine Zidane to ‘imminently’ replace Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United pursue former Tottenham boss


The Paris Saint-Germain side reportedly expect Zinedine Zidane to take over from the club “imminently”, paving the way for Mauricio Pochettino to join Manchester United.

The Argentine has become United’s main managerial target after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking last weekend and talkSPORT understands he would not rule out returning to the Premier League mid-season.

Zidane could be set to succeed Poch as he returns to Premier League with Man United
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Paris Saint-Germain players ‘expect’ Zinedine Zidane to ‘imminently’ replace Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United pursue former Tottenham boss
PSG star group ‘expects’ Zidane to take over
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United may have turned to Zidane himself, but it is said that he is not interested in a move to England at this point in his managerial career.

According to Marca, the PSG locker room believes Zidane’s arrival is “imminent” with the France icon identified as the successor to Pochettino and his wife in favor of a return to their home country.

Pochettino wants a return to England for a number of reasons.

He is not happy with his lack of control over transfers to PSG, with sporting director Leonardo in charge of transactions in the market.

Paris Saint-Germain players ‘expect’ Zinedine Zidane to ‘imminently’ replace Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United pursue former Tottenham boss
A managerial switcheroo seems to be getting closer
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He also wants to be closer to his family, who still live in London after leaving Spurs in 2019, and believes he has unfinished business in the Premier League.

talkSPORT understands legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is leading the charge to bring Pochettino to the club, who have previously held talks with Argentina advisers.

The 49-year-old left Spurs in November 2019, just months after losing the Champions League final to Liverpool, and after a year-long absence he returned to take over Paris Saint-Germain.

However, he had a difficult first half at Parc des Princes, finishing second in Ligue 1 behind Lille.

However, his side are on the run this season as they are 11 points ahead of Nice, second after 14 games.

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