What now for Pochettino after Man United snub?

Manchester United have decided to make Erik ten Hag their new manager from next season and have left Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino with nowhere to turn.

The Red Devils are close to confirming the appointment, according to Sky Sports, which also claims the former Tottenham boss was his only real rival for the job.

The Dutch club have been helpful rather than obstructionist and Ten Hag’s compensation price is understood to be £1.7m compared to £15m for the Argentine.

This could be great news for United as Ten Hag is a highly respected manager in the football world after his work with Ajax, but for Pochettino it begs the question: what now?

The Argentine has had a very difficult life at PSG and has not lived up to the expectations of the Parisians. During his half-season last year, the Argentine failed to deliver neither the Ligue 1 title nor the Champions League for the club, and will only deliver the league for the runaway leaders this season, which is not what the club expected considering the money you invested. it happened last summer.

The Argentine does not seem to fit into the club’s model of buying prefabricated stars and from the outset it seems that he has a hard time controlling them. The 50-year-old has not managed to find his best eleven this season and the full-back does not play with the aggressiveness of the Argentine.

One also wonders if the former Spurs boss is in complete control at the club; as owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi seems to be difficult to work with, sporting director Leonardo is a nightmare to work with according to many reported stories, having had major problems with Thomas Tuchel as well, with the pair constantly coming and going when Chelsea boss was in Paris.

Pochettino has a contract until 2023 in Paris, but after poor results this year, the Argentine is likely to be sacked in the summer. If that’s the case, where will he end up?

Pochettino has failed to get the best out of PSG’s superteam

During Spurs’ embarrassing months-long search for a manager last year, Pochettino’s name was linked with the job according to many sources, including the Express.

With Antonio Conte’s future still up in the air after several outbursts in his short time at the club, a return to north London could be an option.

If Spurs finish in the top four, Conte is very likely to stay; as that will bring funding, which means new signings, which means a happy Italian manager.

If Arsenal or United take them there, things could open up for the former Spurs boss as chairman Daniel Levy still likes the Argentine dropped interest last summer.

Football Insider reported last month that Pochettino would love to return to North London this summer and that the Argentine and Levy are in regular contact.

It’s all up to Conte, however if he decides to stay, that’s a ruled out option for the current PSG boss.

Could Pochettino return to North London?

As well as Spurs, there could be an outsider keeping an eye on the Argentine’s future. Possibly someone like Borussia Dortmund, who are having a horrible season under their new boss, Marco Rose. The German team will finish the season without trophies and have been embarrassed in Europe this season.

Rose’s team has been terrible defensively and the German has failed to get the best out of the players he had available. Dortmund, however, could keep the 45-year-old as he is considered one of the best in Germany and has had to deal with various problems that are beyond his control.

However, if the Bundesliga grows impatient, that could be a fate for Pochettino. The former PSG boss would be put to work with young players and would likely be given time due to his status in the game.

And can a permanence at PSG really be ruled out? If the club fail to land someone like Zinedine Zidane, who else could they turn to who is better?

With behind-the-scenes reports of changes from journalists like Romain Molina, such as Leonardo’s departure, would that change the situation for Pochettino if he is the instigator of the departure? We’ll have to wait and see.

It’s certainly a disappointment for Pochettino, who would have liked the job at Manchester, but apart from that role, there isn’t much going on at the moment.

It’s not safe to say that the big clubs would like the former Spurs boss any more, after the end of his time in north London and what he has done since at PSG. Argentina’s actions have certainly taken a hit, and its effect has yet to really be revealed.

Despite this, Pochettino is still a good manager and we will surely see the great football he played for Spurs at some point in the future. Unfortunately, there are currently no obvious job opportunities for the PSG boss, and his future remains in limbo.

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