Mauricio Pochettino is likely to become PSG’s next manager as talks are allegedly underway.
PSG sacked Thomas Tuchel on Thursday, clearing the process for the next name to take over the Parisian giants. Rumours were floating quickly about a possible successor and Pochettino was reported as the ripe candidate.
This comes as no surprise given his credentials and potential as well as the profile he kept when out of a job.
Twitter went livid over the speculation with a large number of Manchester United fans, in particular, storming with reactions.
Goes without saying that Manchester United will regret not signing Pochettino when they should’ve.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) December 24, 2020
Yashited fans with Poch avis in the mud pic.twitter.com/3PaLSiK8vF
— Jay (@NotoriousManc) December 24, 2020
— Kim (@KimberleySelf_) December 24, 2020
If Poch goes to PSG I think a lot of Spurs fans will have a 2nd team we like!
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) December 24, 2020
yooo pochettino looked like this back in the day?!….. pic.twitter.com/09e27kf0I0
— idk (@adriellini) December 24, 2020
why don’t some of you marry Poch if you love him so much, we’ve got a title to win 👍🏻
— ‘ (@vintageredss) December 24, 2020
This will certainly be construed as United missing out on the former Tottenham Hotspur boss, who has been linked to the Old Trafford giants on numerous occasions and was heavily expected to be given the job when Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and were doing questionably in domestic competitions as well.
However, as of recent, the Norwegian gaffer has done a lot of positive things at the side with United poised in a powerful position to fight for the Premier League title headed into Christmas.
Then again, Solskjær has been notorious at engineering rise only to follow it up with an unexpected fall. If that does occur once again, the higher-ups at Old Trafford now have one fewer name to go through should their former player be given the sack.
It is that all-too-familiar fear that some of the reactions seem to be echoing.