Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly warned Manchester United he will not wait for them to approach him with an offer to become their new manager as he also considers the possibility of being the new Paris Saint-Germain boss.
The Argentine has been out of a job for twelve months since Spurs sacked him and appointed Jose Mourinho as his replacement.
And Pochettino's presence is now casting a big cloud over under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who faces a crucial match against Everton on Saturday.
The Daily Star understands United have approached Pochettino to discover his interest in the job should it become available.
But Pochettino has told United he has other options on the table, most notably PSG, where manager Thomas Tuchel is under pressure after two defeats in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara believes Pochettino would take United to another level if he replaced Solskjaer.
“I think you have to give Pochettino massive respect for what he did at Spurs,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
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“He didn’t win anything, and that’s probably the biggest regret that he has got, but where he took that football club with no budget, not signing any players, producing young players, playing an exciting style of football, made him world-class.
“He made Tottenham a guaranteed top-four side every season, and he got them to a Champions League final. On the night they were poor, but as a manager he is unbelievable.
“For me he’s the fourth best manager in England right now, and he hasn’t got a job. The other three? [Jurgen] Klopp, [Pep] Guardiola and [Jose] Mourinho.
“I would have Pochettino in most football clubs – apart from Klopp and Guardiola.
“How can you not say he’s unbelievable? Look what he did at Southampton and look what he did at Spurs.
“Give him Man Utd’s squad and they would go to another dimension.”