Manchester United have reportedly decided on running race to Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino replacing Jose Mourinho if they do end up losing the Portuguese boss to Paris Saint-Germain next season.
The Argentinian boss has shone at Tottenham, turning the north London club into genuine title contenders after years of scrapping it out, though failing at some point to compete with Arsenal for a top four spot.
Pochettino guided Spurs to their first finish above the Gunners in 22 years last season when they proved the strongest challengers to Chelsea in the title race, finishing second in the Premier League table.
Pochettino’s side have also started this season brilliantly, beating European champions Real Madrid recently in a result that has really made Europe’s top clubs take notice.
According to the Daily Express, the Red Devils and PSG are both interested in the Argentinian boss, with the Ligue 1 giants considering him and Mourinho as they warn Unai Emery about his position at the Parc des Princes.
Pochettino has been talked about in terms of being a future United manager in the past, with reports from the Daily Mail claiming he met with former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson around the time United were looking to replace Louis van Gaal, even if Mourinho ultimately came in instead.
Tottenham will surely do all they can to keep Pochettino from moving to a Premier League rival, but it could be a difficult summer ahead as the Sun also claim United are keen to sign their star striker Harry Kane.
If Pochettino and Kane were to both move to Old Trafford next season, United would surely consider that a tremendous piece of business to set them up for future glory.