Mauricio Pochettino is said to be ‘hopeful’ that he will be appointed Manchester United manager in the summer, with the club continuing to struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
In a season where almost everyone other than Liverpool is dropping points regularly, Manchester United find themselves six points adrift of the Champions League places, with a crucial away trip against Chelsea next up following the winter break.
The Red Devils have picked up a meagre 35 points so far this season, and currently sit eighth in the table behind the likes of Sheffield United and Everton, with Solskjaer struggling to find any kind of consistency from his side, despite some notable results over the season.
While the club has maintained that Solskjaer’s job is not under threat as he undertakes a huge rebuilding project, the club have consistently been linked with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since November.
The Argentine transformed the north London club into a regular fixture within the Premier League‘s top four, while also steering the club to a maiden Champions League final last season, blooding and developing a number of young players along the way.
According to the Mirror, Pochettino is ‘excited by the prospect of managing United at some stage’ and has told friends that he ‘wants to resume his managerial career in the summer’, preferably at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s owners are said to be ‘concerned about falling revenues’, with the clubs pockets set to take take a further hit if they fail to secure qualification to the European flagship tournament for a second successive campaign.