Mauricio Pochettino discusses Manchester United job
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Mauricio Pochettino has been told he should not have signed a fan’s Manchester United shirt on Wednesday. Pochettino was in Manchester for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League match against Manchester City. The Argentine has been strongly linked with the vacancy at United since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pochettino has publicly stated he is happy in Paris when asked about the potential of taking over at Old Trafford.
However, reports claim he would be willing to leave during the season if the opportunity arises.
And many United fans got excited on social media on Wednesday when a picture emerged of Pochettino’s signature on a United home shirt.
Sky Sports reporter Ben Ransom shared the image, claiming Pochettino signed a boy’s shirt inside the hotel PSG were staying in.
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The father of the boy who had his shirt signed spoke to talkSPORT about it later in the evening.
And he claimed Pochettino was told by a PSG representative to not sign the shirt.
But the Tottenham boss ignored those orders.
The father said: “We met Poch today and my kid had his autograph stuff in the bag and you’ve got to go ‘see if you can get him to sign a Manchester United shirt.’
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“There was a representative next to him going ‘excuse me, that’s a Manchester shirt, he won’t sign it.’
“But [Poch] goes ‘it’s fine, it’s fine’ and then he signed it bang in the middle.
“He was being told to turn it down, so he did have an out. But he didn’t, so he signed it and I’ve got a picture of him signing it.”
But former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy was shocked by what he heard.
He cannot believe that Pochettino would sign the shirt of a team he has been linked with.
TalkSPORT host Cundy said: “Sorry, ‘Mopo’ signed a Man United shirt, tonight?
“I tell you what you don’t do, when you’re in Manchester and you’re linked with another club and you’re managing PSG, you do not sign that shirt.
“You don’t do it. Yes you do [turn down the boy], yes you do.
“I’m not signing that shirt. You don’t sign it. You don’t sign a Man United shirt.”
Speaking after the 2-1 loss to City on Wednesday, Pochettino said his players should ignore the rumours about his future.
“The players know very well our situation,” Pochettino said.
“We know their situation. We are living in a business that rumours are there, sometimes negative, sometimes positive. That is not a thing to talk about – the rumours.”
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