EPL: PSG, Zidane commence talks as Pochettino plans on leaving Paris

Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with Zinedine Zidane as a possible replacement for Mauricio Pochettino who is keen on joining Manchester United, according to Le Parisien.

Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday following a series of bad results with an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Watford which appeared to be the final straw.


Former midfielder and assistant coach, Michael Carrick was placed in charge on a caretaker basis.

Pochettino emerged as the preferred choice to takeover Old Trafford and the Argentine has a deal which runs until 2023.

Le Parisien reports that PSG’s hierarchy had already reached out to Zidane about possibly succeeding Pochettino in the future but those talks are now accelerating.

Initially discussions revolved around Zidane taking over next summer, with the French side aware that Pochettino would be keen to leave Paris.

Talks are progressing well after a meeting earlier this month and PSG are looking to see if they can accelerate the former Real Madrid coach’s arrival in the event that Pochettino moves to Old Trafford.