Manchester United will apparently still consider current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their long-term boss should he secure qualification to the Champions League next year. However, a failure to do so could see the Red Devils land their ‘preferred target’.
According to Goal, United chiefs would rather have Mauricio Pochettino in the Old Trafford dugout.
But because they have already heavily backed Solskjaer, along with his recent turnaround in results, they will keep their faith is certain targets are met.
Qualification to the Champions League will provide a £50million boost to the club which Ed Woodward admitted in a conference call last week will be reinvested into the squad.
But failure to finish in the top four of the Premier League or win the Europa League could spell the end of Solskjaer’s time in charge of the Red Devils.
Pochettino has been out of contract since he was axed by Tottenham in November after five years in north London.
The Argentine took Spurs from Europa League regulars to genuine title challengers.
And there are hopes in Manchester he could have a similar impact if he replaced Solskjaer.
Due to a complicated contract clause inserted by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, any club who appoints Pochettino this term will have to pay £12m in compensation.
But once the summer comes around the 48-year-old will be free to take up whichever project he fancies the most.
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When speaking about his future in January, Pochettino suggested his next job could be in England or Spain.
“For me I was so lucky to start my career as a manager at Espanyol in Barcelona and then to come to the Premier League to learn a different language and culture and I am a better person today,” Pochettino said.
“I have more knowledge and had a great experience. The Premier League is the Premier League.
“Football was born here in England but I think La Liga has amazing football and amazing coaches.
“Coaches like Gustavo (Poyet) and myself, we try and be in the best place, and England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.”
Pochettino has been enjoying spending time in his family over recent months.
But he is expected to be back in the dugout before the start of next season.
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