Manchester United’s thorough process to identify their next manager is well under way, with the club expected to carry out a second and final round of interviews.
The Red Devils have followed up their interview with Ajax manager Erik ten Hag by speaking to Mauricio Pochettino and at least one other candidate who is not believed to be Luis Enrique or Julen Lopetegui.
Enrique will remain the coach of the Spain national team for the 2022 World Cup, while Lopetegui has insisted his desire to continue at Sevilla beyond the summer.
However, United have found encouragement regarding the possibility of bringing in Pochettino to the Theatre of Dreams.
PSG will not stand in the Argentine’s way should he accept to join another club, reports the Telegraph. Further, they will not expect a compensation fee either.
As per Sky Sports, United have also been informally gathering information about what compensation figure Ajax would demand if they decide to appoint Ten Hag, whose official talks with United were “very positive.”
The Ajax boss has emerged as the clear favourite for the Old Trafford role, but the possibility of not paying any fee might sway the tide in Pochettino’s favour after a second round of conversations before a decision is made in the coming weeks.