Manchester United have cooled their interest in Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and are set to open contract talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the London Evening Standard.

Pochettino was initially tipped to take over at Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December following a disastrous start to the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quickly appointed as interim manager, but reports suggested United were still keep on pursuing Pochettino at the end of the campaign.

However, Solskjaer’s incredible start to life in the United dugout has seen him become the number one choice to be given the full-time job this summer.

And according the Standard, the Norwegian’s agent is set to enter talks over a permanent contract, with United’s interest in Pochettino cooling.

The Red Devils are also said to have admired Juventus boss Max Allegri, but it now looks like Solskjaer is the only candidate for the job.

The news will come as a relief to Spurs fans, who seemingly no longer have to worry about Pochettino leaving for United or Real Madrid at the end of the season.

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