Manchester United have reportedly made contact with representatives of Mauricio Pochettino.
The Manchester Evening News reports United are considering sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United have lost four games out of 11 in all competitions this season.
The latest was a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.
United have gained just seven points from the opening six Premier League matches.
Pochettino has been out of work for 12 months after leaving Tottenham.
He has been a long term target of United and was previously unavailable when United wanted to hire him.
He declared he was ready to return to football in an appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football this week.
United’s next game is against Everton on Saturday. Even a win may not be enough to save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Amid the report United have now reached out to Pochettino, it seems the writing is on the wall.
Mauricio Pochettino: Factfile
- Pochettino spent five years as Tottenham manager between 2014 and 2019
The highlight was reaching the Champions League final in 2019. Pochettino helped establish Spurs as a regular top-four side, while working on a limited budget.
- Pochettino had previously spent a year as Southampton boss
During this time he helped Luke Shaw break through and earn a big move to United
- His first managerial job was at Espanyol in Spain
Pochettino played a key part in the development of Coutinho during his spell at the club.
- Stellar career as an international player
Pochettino represented Argentina at the 2002 World Cup. He cites manager Marcelo Bielsa as a big influence on his coaching career.
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