Mauricio Pochettino ‘lined up to replace Erik ten Hag at Man United’ following his Chelsea exit… two years after the Argentine missed out on the Old Trafford job

  • Pochettino’s departure from Chelsea was confirmed this Tuesday by the ‘bleus’
  • Meanwhile, Ten Hag’s future will be decided after the weekend’s FA Cup final.
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Mauricio Pochettino is set to take over as Manchester United manager, according to a report.

The Argentine left his position as Chelsea manager after just one year in the role on Tuesday night, with the club confirming they had parted ways by mutual agreement.

Fans were divided, with some claiming that he was leading the team in the right direction, while others suggested that Chelsea’s form earlier in the season was enough that a change was needed to lead the team forward.

Although he is once again out of work, Pochettino may not be away from the bench for long and could take charge of another Premier League team before next season.

According to The Sun, the 52-year-old is in the running for Manchester United’s top job next season, should current manager Erik ten Hag be relieved of his duties after the final. of the FA Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino (pictured) could be in the frame to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United just days after leaving Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino (pictured) could be in the frame to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United just days after leaving Chelsea.

Ten Hag (pictured) is awaiting a decision on his future after leading United to their worst Premier League result.

Ten Hag (pictured) is awaiting a decision on his future after leading United to their worst Premier League result.

Pochettino was believed to have lost Ten Hag in the race to take over at Old Trafford in 2022.

Ten Hag, who guided United to their worst Premier League finish of eighth this season, faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford and must make a decision on whether he will remain in charge soon.

Minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is believed to be undecided on whether he will look to make a move after investing a minority stake earlier this year, with a decision expected after Saturday’s FA Cup final against rivals Manchester City.

Pochettino was heavily linked with the job at Old Trafford before Ten Hag was appointed at the start of the 2022 season but missed out on the job.

Former United bosses Richard Arnold and John Murtough are said to have spoken to the former Tottenham boss about taking over but opted for Ten Hag.

Finding himself out of a job again, it is understood Pochettino would offer a cheaper option for Ratcliffe should he look to move to a manager he is a big admirer of, with several fans also taking to social media on Tuesday to call for Ten Hag. to be replaced by the outgoing Blues boss.

Pochettino has jumped to the front of the queue in Sky Bet’s betting odds to be the next man to take the reins at United, ahead of Thomas Tuchel and Gareth Southgate.

Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi and Kieran McKenna are also among those who could take over if Ratcliffe lets Ten Hag pass.

Pochettino was in charge of Chelsea for just one season, leading the Blues to sixth place in the Premier League.

Pochettino was in charge of Chelsea for just one season, leading the Blues to sixth place in the Premier League.

Cole Palmer led the tributes to his outgoing manager while several Chelsea players took to social media to say thank you.

Cole Palmer led the tributes to his outgoing manager while several Chelsea players took to social media to say thank you.

Cole Palmer, for his part, led the tributes to the outgoing Pochettino after the announcement of his departure.

Palmer, who joined from Manchester City for £42.5million in the summer, scored 27 goals and bagged 15 assists in his debut season for the Argentine, and also broke into the England squad.

Following the news, he took to Instagram and posted a photo of himself hugging Pochettino with the caption: “Boss, thank you for everything you’ve done for me and making my dreams come true.” All the best.’

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