Mauricio Pochettino could be set for a return to the Premier League as Manchester United’s new manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
talkSPORT understands that the former Tottenham boss is the club’s first choice with legend gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson leading the charge to bring the Paris Saint-Germain boss to Old Trafford.
Sitting in seventh, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea having played 12 games, the club had no choice but to sack the Norwegian.
A 4-1 defeat to Watford proved to be the final straw for Solskjaer and, after nearly three years in charge, the club legend was sacked as manager.
Unsurprisingly, many names are being linked to the hot seat but it looks like current PSG boss Pochettino could be the man to take over the reigns at Old Trafford.
Given the stature of the club and the quality of the squad, Red Devils legend Gary Neville believes it would be a straightforward decision if his club came calling for Pochettino.
“I think Mauricio Pochettino – although he’d never say it – he’d leave to come to Man United on a five-year deal tomorrow,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“He’d look at that group of players, he’d look at the club and he’d realise he’d probably be able to achieve more than he wants at Man United in terms of a project.
“At PSG you are on season-by-season. You’ve got to win the Champions League or you’re out type of model. I don’t think that suits Pochettino.
“I think he would absolutely come to Man United on a five-year deal, with backing behind him. How he’d fit in with the current coaches who are still there and left, I’m not sure.”
Despite the history, the stature of the club, and the quality already at Man United, Tottenham legend Robbie Keane doesn’t think the Argentinian will want to swap Paris for Manchester.
Keane added on Sky Sports: “Why would Pochettino leave Paris Saint-Germain at this present time?
“You’ve got Mbappe, you’ve got Neymar, you’ve got Messi, as Jamie [Redknapp] just eluded to two seconds ago, Man United are at a level they weren’t a few years ago where they were a top top team in this country.
“Still a massive club but in terms of where they are now in the last three or four years, they haven’t been the Man United that we’ve known for the last 15 to 20 years.
“Would he leave Paris Saint-Germain now to come to Man United?”
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