Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino refused to confirm that he will be in charge of PSG for the Champions League knockout phase following his link with Manchester United.
The Argentine is United’s primary candidate to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term successor at Old Trafford.
However, PSG have already indicated that they are unwilling to let the 49-year-old leave halfway through the season.
United are now considering an interim appointment for the remainder of the campaign and have already held talks with ex-Lyon boss Rudi Garcia, former Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde, and Ralf Rangnick, who is currently head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Following PSG’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, Pochettino was asked if he would still be in charge when the knockout stage begins in February but the Argentine simply chuckled and said ‘thank you, ciao’ before walking away.
In his post-match press conference, Pochettino was also elusive when asked if he had reassured his PSG players that he will be staying at the club.
‘‘The players know very well our situation,’’ said Pochettino.
‘‘I think we are living in a business in which rumours are there, sometimes negative, sometimes positive, sometimes positive, sometimes negative. That is what we say about the rumours.’’
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