Friday, January 22, 2021

Star manager makes his mind up on Manchester United job

Jose Mourinho’s departure has triggered a search for a successor with the like of Pochettino, Zidane and Conte being linked with the Manchester United job.

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager. But the Red Devils have 6 months to get the next managerial appointment right. Lots of names are being brandished but Mauricio Pochettino is said to be the frontrunner to fill the vacancy. Now, the Argentine has had a think about it and it might be good news for the Mancunians.

Pochettino ‘keen’ on United job

The Times report that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on becoming Mourinho’ successor at Manchester United. It was reported by the English media that he was the preferred candidate for the Old Trafford hierarchy. The 46-year-old, apparently, considers the United job “too good to turn down.”

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He remained coy about the rumours when asked about it by the journalists ahead of their tie with Arsenal. The Spurs boss said, “It’s obviously sad news and I want to send my commiserations to Jose. I think after five years, there’s a lot of rumour, my position here is that I’m the manager of Spurs. These rumours happen, but it’s not my business what happens.”

“I cannot answer this type of question. The business you know very well, a lot of rumours happen. I’m so focused in trying to deliver my best in this football club,” he concluded.

‘He’s the right man’

Gary Neville firmly believes Tottenham boss Pochettino should be the next United boss. The Sky Sports pundit and the former United man was very vocal in his admiration.

“For me, the next manager of Man United should be Mauricio Pochettino,” Neville told Sky Sports.“When I look at values at Man United, I look at his belief in young players at Southampton and Tottenham. His performance levels, style of play, the way he’s carried himself, it fits.”

Author’s take

Pochettino to Manchester United would the ideal situation for the United board and the fans. He also provides the longevity that the club craves (currently the longest serving manager for a top-six side in the Premier League).

His experience in the league and exciting philosophy are an obvious plus. Manchester United will need to invest but there is already significant quality in the side to aid Pochettino to build something special. Looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel at last for the 20-time Premier League Champions.

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