‘I am really happy in Paris Saint-Germain… it’s a fact’: Mauricio Pochettino refuses to be drawn on Manchester United interest as former Tottenham boss insists he is settled with Ligue 1 giants

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  • Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as head coach on Sunday
  • Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a vacancy
  • He declined to comment on the role at Old Trafford, speaking on Tuesday

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Mauricio Pochettino has played down ties between himself and his vacant job at Manchester United, insisting he is ‘really happy’ at Paris Saint-Germain.

United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer toppled the company on Sunday after a disappointing 4-1 defeat by Watford on Saturday, sparking unlimited speculation over who would replace him.

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Pochettino has been firmly attached to the role, despite only taking over in the French capital earlier this year, and has been on the Old Trafford radar during previous managerial searches.

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Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he remains fully committed to his role with Paris Saint-Germain

However, speaking ahead of PSG’s Champions League match against Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday evening, the former Tottenham head coach declined to talk about the role, saying he was happy to be in Paris.

In a pre-match press conference, he told reporters, ‘My focus is on football.

‘I am not a baby. I have spent my entire life playing football. We are in a business where there are rumours. I completely understand what is happening. Sometimes in a positive way and sometimes in a negative way. Such a thing cannot be disturbing. We need to live with it.

Pochettino speaking to the press ahead of PSG's Champions League match with Man City

Pochettino speaking to the press ahead of PSG’s Champions League match with Man City

‘We are very focused. We are giving our 100 percent to the club and the players to do our best.

‘I am very happy at PSG. For tomorrow, we are so focused on trying to get the best results.’

Asked if he has paid attention to the rumours about his near future, the 49-year-old said: ‘We can’t talk about that. What another club is doing at the moment is not my job.

The Argentine boss has been strongly linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United

The Argentine boss has been strongly linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United

‘I can’t make the mistake of talking because you know very well everything we say. When I spoke in Espanyol when my dream was to come true [Sir Alex] Ferguson, which will now be misunderstood and taken out of context.

‘Football is today. It’s not tomorrow. The club needs to plan and we need to plan.

‘I think we need to always think about being in the club responsibly.

‘I told you all, my contract is 2023. I am really happy in Paris Saint-Germain. it’s a fact.’

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