Mauricio Pochettino spotted with Man United chief as Solskjaer's future uncertain

Mauricio Pochettino spotted with Man United chief as Solskjaer's future uncertain

- Mauricio Pochettino and Man United PR advisor Neil Ashton were spotted in a Championship game

- The Argentine gaffer has been linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace fumbling Solskjaer

- Pochettino was relieved of his duties as Tottenham manager in November 2019 after poor strings of results

Mauricio Pochettino has been consistently linked with becoming Man United's new manager as the Argentine boss was spotted with the club's new PR advisor Neil Ashton.

Ashton was appointed by United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward as a consultant in the New Year.

Pochettino was also accompanied by assistant Jesus Perez at Griffin Park, and is also close friends with Leeds boss and compatriot Marcelo Bielsa.

The pair were seen during a Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future at the Old Trafford remain uncertain.

Pochettino who was sacked as Tottenham boss last November and replaced by Jose Mourinho but the 47-year-old has been tipped to take over from Solskjaer.

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But the picture of Pochettino and Ashton has sparked off a debate on social media and SunSport reports the Man United PR was at the game as a guest of Brentford and was not there in a professional capacity.

The former Southampton chief had earlier admitted he would love to work with another Premier League club.

"To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League.

"It's going to be difficult, I know, and for now it's a moment to wait and we'll see what happens.

"It's a moment of recovery, to think about yourself a little bit, and to be ready because in football always something can happen and you need to be ready," Poch told the In The Pink podcast.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Virgil van Dijk has been reportedly offered a new £50million deal to fend off interest from Serie A giants Juventus.

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The Netherlands star has risen to the level of a world class center-back since his winter move from Southampton in 2018.

Virgil Van Dijk won the PFA Player of the Year award last season and spurred the Reds in winning their sixth Champions League crown.

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