MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S PSG future could be near ‘breaking point’ as he remains on the Manchester United shortlist.
The ex-Spurs chief might need to KO Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 to stay in charge of the runaway Ligue 1 leaders.
Pochettino is interested in bossing United but new Old Trafford chief executive chief Richard Arnold would prefer Ajax’s Erik ten Hag.
And whatever happens with the Red Devils, it’s claimed PSG could oust Poch anyway unless their big names start gelling as a team.
Pressure mounted last month when Nice dumped the the Argentinian’s French Cup holders out in a penalty shootout.
And Goal say Zinedine Zidane has already been identified as a potential replacement as ‘Pochettino’s relationship with PSG is nearing breaking point’.
The big-spenders are 13 points clear of second-placed Marseille.
But PSG’s league performances have not always matched their results.
And they missed regular chances in Friday’s 1-0 win over Rennes before Lionel Messi teed up Kylian Mbappe to fire home on 93 minutes.
Goal suggest Pochettino’s status at PSG has wobbled since he was unable to prune his 30-man squad in the summer.
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But his path to Old Trafford would still be uncertain.
Arnold backs interim chief Ralf Rangnick’s pursuit of Dutchman Ten Hag.
But it’s thought many senior United stars would be delighted if Pochettino was chosen.
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