Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly refusing to commit to being Real Madrid’s next manager as he waits to see whether Manchester United or Manchester City want him.
Pochettino has for some time been touted as a potential successor to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, while he has also long been linked with United.
And more recently he has emerged as a leading candidate to be City’s next boss should Pep Guardiola decide to quit the club this summer.
According to The Sun, Pochettino, who was sacked as Tottenham boss last month, has turned down a deal worth £12million to be Real Madrid’s next head coach.
The publication claims that Real were keen to tie him down in case they need a replacement for Zidane.
Zidane’s future will be influenced by the club’s Champions League progress, with the La Liga giants set to face City in the last-16 stage.
The report suggests Pochettino would be excited by the challenge of trying to return the Red Devils to the top, with significantly more funds than he had at his disposal at Spurs.
United are long-time admirers of Pochettino and Solskjaer will find himself under pressure again if the club’s current upsurge is not maintained.