Man United eye up Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino

by Tanveer Arayan

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the latest manager to have his name linked with the Manchester United job.

The Mirror reports that Man United chiefs have been keeping a close eye on Pochettino’s progress and were impressed by his style on and off the pitch even prior to joining Tottenham.

With Louis van Gaal facing such uncertainty over his future, Pochettino join a list including the likes of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola who are having their name thrown into the hat.

He’s certainly done an impressive job at Tottenham, continuing his excellent work with Southampton, so I’m not particularly surprised at the link but there’d be fair questions asked about his credentials for the job.

Spurs is only his third, and biggest, job in management. It would be a calculated risk to bring him to a club of United’s size and expect success straight away but would that be one United are willing to take?

If United did want Pochettino, then he’d almost certainly make the move up to Manchester in much the same fashion as he made the move up to Spurs from Southampton. It’d be progression. That being said, if Daniel Levy is difficult enough to deal with over a player he doesn’t want to let go of, imagine what he’d be like with Pochettino.

For me, there’s not a chance van Gaal will be our manager come the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season but with so many names being linked to the job, I honestly haven’t got a clue who that man will be.

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