MANCHESTER, UK, November 24 – Mauricio Pochettino insisted he was happy to see his contract until 2023 at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday despite speculation linking him to the vacant management post at Manchester United.
The Argentine has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford after exceeding the weight of the resources offered to him in six Premier League seasons at Southampton and Tottenham.
United sacked Solskjaer on Sunday after a seven-game Premier League win streak, but said they intended to wait until the end of the season before naming a permanent successor.
This appeared to open the door for a decision for Pochettino, who is on track to win the first league title of his coaching career with an 11-point lead in Ligue 1 and aims to end the French giants belonging to Qatar. who are waiting to win. the Champions League with a starry front line from Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Pochettino is in Manchester this week, but at home to Manchester City as PSG aim to reserve their place in the Champions League last 16 with a win at the Etihad.
“My contract is until 2023, this season and one more season. I’m not saying anything different, I’m very happy at PSG it’s a fact, it’s not something to think about. I’m happy in Paris, “Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.
“I’m so happy at PSG and focused on what we’re doing. I love the club, I love the supporters, we are fighting with an 11-point difference in Ligue 1 and we are fighting to qualify for the Champions League. It is my priority and my responsibility.
The loss to the English champions would leave PSG potentially facing a final shootout with Club Brugge for a place in the round of 16 and allow City to secure first place in Group A.
Pochettino could give Sergio Ramos his debut as the former Real Madrid captain is included in the visitors squad for the first time since his summer move due to injury concerns.
Mbappe is also expected to be in good shape after missing training on Monday.
Midfielder Marco Verratti said the players had not been distracted by speculation about Pochettino’s future as they look to beat City to move to pole position to win the group and avoid Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the last 16.
“We are used to hearing rumors. We have to focus on what’s going on inside and focus on a good game tomorrow, ”said the Italy international.