Manchester United have made the first approach for Mauricio Pochettino, current coach of Paris Saint Germain, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Pochettino is the club’s first choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was dismissed last Sunday.
United have put Michael Carrick in temporary charge, while they continue to look for an interim boss to see out the remainder of this season.
But Pochettino is believed to be open to a move to Old Trafford mid-season as he is unhappy in Paris, where he lives in a hotel room while his family resides in London.
United will have to pay PSG a £10m compensation fee to release the Argentine from his contract.
PSG chief, Leonardo, reportedly held an emergency meeting with Pochettino on Monday night after news broke that United were targeting the Argentine.
The meeting was to determine whether the manager wants to leave PSG for United.
It was reported that Leonardo left satisfied that Pochettino is not looking to immediately jump ship and abandon the French giants.