Pochettino ‘completely happy’ in Paris regardless of Man Utd curiosity


MANCHESTER:

Mauricio Pochettino insisted he’s completely happy to see out his contract till 2023 at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday regardless of hypothesis linking him with the vacant managerial place at Manchester United.

The Argentine has lengthy been linked with a move to Old Trafford after punching above the load of assets afforded to him in six seasons within the Premier League at Southampton and Tottenham.

United sacked Solskjaer on Sunday after a run of 1 win in seven Premier League video games, however acknowledged their intention to attend till the tip of the season earlier than naming a everlasting successor.

That appeared to open the door to a move for Pochettino, who’s nicely on target to successful the primary league title of his teaching profession with an 11-point lead in Ligue 1 and is aiming to finish the Qatari-owned French giants wait to win the Champions League with a star-studded ahead line of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Pochettino is in Manchester this week, however on the home of Manchester City as PSG intention to e book their place within the final 16 of the Champions League with victory on the Etihad.

“My contract is to 2023, this season and one season more. I don’t say nothing different, I am very happy in PSG that is a fact, it is not a thing to think. I am happy in Paris,” Pochettino mentioned at his pre-match press convention.

“I am so happy in PSG and focused on what we are doing. I love the club, I love the fans, we are fighting with 11 points difference in Ligue 1 and we are fighting to qualify in the Champions League. That is my priority and my responsibility.”

Defeat to the English champions would go away PSG probably going through a closing sport shootout with Club Brugge for a spot within the knockout stage and permit City to safe prime spot in Group A.

Pochettino may hand Sergio Ramos his debut as the previous Real Madrid captain is included within the guests’ squad for the primary time since his summer season move as a result of harm issues.

Mbappe can be anticipated to be match after lacking coaching on Monday.

Midfielder Marco Verratti mentioned the gamers haven’t been distracted by the hypothesis over Pochettino’s future as they give the impression of being to beat City to move into pole place to win the group and keep away from the likes of Bayern Munich and Liverpool within the final 16.

“We’re used to hearing rumours. We have to focus on what’s happening inside and focus on playing a good game tomorrow,” mentioned the Italian worldwide.

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