Poch ‘offered return to management’ amid Man Utd speculation

Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been offered the chance to return to management in La Liga, with Athletic Bilbao interested.

The Argentine has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job since he was sacked by Tottenham in 2019.

Speculation was rife that he was being lined up by United after their Champions League defeat to Istanbul Baseksehir.


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But the United hierarchy have since reaffirmed their trust in current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who eased the pressure on himself with a 3-1 victory over Everton.

And Marca claim Athletic Bilbao are looking to hire Pochettino while he’s still available.

Current manager Gaizka Garitano is hanging onto his job by a thread, and the Spanish club allegedly want to replace him with a high profile candidate.

Pochettino recently admitted he is desperate to get back on the touchline, telling Sky Sports: “I always feel ready to get back involved in the game. I love football, it’s my job.

“It’s not a stress when you are working, it’s not a stress to go into the training ground, it’s not a stress to prepare the game, it’s not a stress to compete.

“My hair is long, look. I hope to cut it when we start working again to work. I am looking forward again to being involved in the game.”

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