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Neville adamant Pochettino failures at PSG cost him Man Utd job

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Gary Neville believes Mauricio Pochettino's failures at PSG cost him to chance to manage Manchester United.

The Argentine was long considered the favourite to takeover at Old Trafford until Ajax coach Erik ten Hag replaced him as frontrunner in recent weeks.

The Red Devils announced on Thursday that ten Hag would take charge at the end of this season.

According to Neville, PSG's failure to win the Ligue 1 title last season and recent exit from the Champions League sealed Pochettino's fate.

He told Sky Sports: "I think ultimately Pochettino has been the outstanding choice for a number of years.

"Losing in the Champions League this season, not winning the league in France last year…

"Let's be clear, PSG is not an easy club to manage. [Chelsea manager] Thomas Tuchel had problems over there. Tuchel wasn't the statesmanlike like figure he has been at Chelsea at PSG

"So I think purely what has happened with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain has cost him.

"He's got great experience of the Premier League, he did a brilliant job at Southampton and Tottenham.

"But the current mood is absolutely key and Ten Hag is the man of the moment. Look, United have spoken to both of them and the club have determined that Erik ten Hag is the right man to take the club forward."

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