UCL: Why Manchester United picked Erik ten Hag over Pochettino

Manchester United hierarchy decided to appoint Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag over PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino over the former’s poor performance in the Champions League.

The Red Devils are set to name ten Hag as their new permanent boss ahead of Pochettino.

Manchester United chose from a shortlist of four players which also had the likes Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique and Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui.

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However, the Dutchman and Argentina’s Pochettino emerged as the two standout candidates.

Reports emerged in Europe this evening suggesting that United have now decided that the Dutchman is their preferred candidate ahead of Pochettino.

ESPN now reports that the Red Devils have been put off by the difficulties Pochettino has faced at PSG.

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Their failure to progress in the Champions League was particularly used against the Argentine.

Real Madrid eliminated Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League I’m the round of 16.

The report claimed that Man United were reluctant to appoint a new manager who would be considered as a ‘failure’ in his last role.

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United are also reluctant to pay the compensation fee Paris Saint-Germain are demanding for Pochettino, which is believed to be around £15 million.

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