Man Utd Identify No.1 Target To Replace Mourinho, Club ‘Desperate’ To Appoint Him

By on December 18, 2018

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Manchester United are ‘desperate’ to bring in Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino as Jose Mourinho’s replacement at the end of the season, according to iNews journalist Sam Cunningham.

Mourinho was sacked as United manager on Tuesday morning during a meeting with Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward following a disastrous few months that has seen the club record their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

The Red Devils have struggled for consistency all campaign with a number of disappointing results and club bosses decided to take decisive action following consecutive defeats to Valencia and Liverpool over the past week.

The 3-1 loss at Anfield on Sunday has left United sitting sixth in the table – 11 points off the top four and 19 adrift of leaders Liverpool after just 17 games – so it’s easy to understand why Woodward took action this morning.

Within the next 24 hours, United are expected to name a caretaker manager who will take charge of the team until the end of the season but the club are already working on finding a replacement to take over on a permanent basis next summer.

It seems United bosses have already identified their primary target as iNews journalist Sam Cunningham claims Manchester United are ‘desperate’ to appoint Pochettino as Mourinho’s permanent replacement.

Pochettino only signed a new long-term contract with Spurs last year so it will be difficult to prise him away from the north Londoners but it seems United are going to do all they can to lure the Argentinean coach to Old Trafford.

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Pochettino could stay at Tottenham and lead them into a new era in their expensive new stadium but funds will be limited for the foreseeable future and the 46-year-old has already hinted at his frustration after failing to sign a single player last summer.

At United, he’d be backed with huge funds to rebuild their squad and Pochettino arguably has a better chance of competing for major honours at Old Trafford than he does if he was to stay at Tottenham.

Pochettino refused to comment on the speculation linking him with the United job at his press conference today but the rumours are only going to intensify over the coming months.

It’s certainly going to be an interesting to see who Man Utd end up appointing but Pochettino has all the characteristics you’d expect United are looking for and I think he’d be the ideal candidate to replace Mourinho.

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3 Comments

  1. Hootspur

    December 18, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    What Man U should do is sign up Poch Harry Kane and 75% of the Spurs team. Then they should buy the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and change their name to, say for the sake of argument, “Tottenham Hotspur”. That way they don’t have to be so far from their core fan base who are impatient for success. His first job will be to sell Sanchez to Arsenal for £100m who will happily pay him £600k a week on a 5 year contract. And if you think that is far fetched, then you are not a true Man U fan!

    • frank kamtande

      December 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Wot ‘re u like…!!!!!

  2. Vonaldo

    December 19, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Most Manchester Utd fans understand the club needs to be rebuilt from the ground up and there is only a handful of managers in the world of football today who are capable (to achieve this) Poch is clearly one of them and has Premier League experience.

    I would be surprised if he leaves Spurs, but the stadium is going to restrict the club (just in the same way Arsenal were restricted with funds) financially and one has to wonder why Pochettino would want to be the next Arsene Wenger style coach – achieving good things with limited resources.

    Wenger was never truly credited with what he achieved at Arsenal and Mauricio Pochettino might well follow a similar path.

    It will be interesting how things pan out over the next 6 months.

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