Mauricio Pochettino 'desperate' to join Manchester United as Red Devils eye ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement

The PSG boss is reportedly ‘desperate' to become Manchester United manager.

According to talkSPORT Mauricio Pochettino is ‘desperate’ to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss following the Norwegian’s departure.

The Red Devils appointed former midfielder Michael Carrick as interim manager while they look for their ideal candidate, however were likely to wait till next summer before they brought in a permanent replacement.

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The Paris Saint-Germain boss is thought to be hopeful of joining the Red Devils now rather than waiting till the end of the season and is reportedly unhappy in France.

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly 'desperate' to land the Manchester United job. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Pochettino’s wife and children are still based in London following his time with Tottenham Hotspur, causing the Argentine to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

Sky Sports have claimed Pochettino is Manchester United’s first choice target to take over at the club but it is unclear whether they will be tempted to adhere to his demands of an appointment sooner rather than later.

The Red Devils appear to be keeping their options open however and have reportedly already approached ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, as well as Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers.

The likes of Laurent Blanc and Erik ten Hag have also been heavily linked with the job, while Steve Bruce has thrown his hat in the ring with the belief that he can ‘stabilise’ the Manchester United dressing room.

Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The process of finding the ideal replacement for Ole is likely to go on for some time and Carrick is set to remain in charge for the club’s tough run that will see them come up against Arsenal and Chelsea.