An exclusive has emerged from the Evening Standard claiming Manchester United are prepared to pay a huge compensation fee to prise Mauricio Pochettino from Totteham Hotspur.
This not only suggests that United will dismiss caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the full-time position as well as go for the more expensive option, which will surprise some fans.
United’s latest financial results, including profits of £44 million, show the club is still running smoothly even when results haven’t been great.
And the latest news surrounding the club’s managerial situations show United won’t be put off by Daniel Levy’s inflicted compensation package for Pochettino.
James Robson of the Standard claims privately within Old Trafford, the feeling is that Solskjaer’s rising credentials to get the job are a god problem to have. He adds that United will not be put off by the propect of paying a massive compensation fee to Spurs, which they note could exceed the £34 million value.
Sources close to Stretty News understand Solskjaer is currently seen as the front runner, while Pochettino’s chances shouldn’t be ruled out at this stage.
It’s too early to make a definite decision anyway.
Anything can happen between now and the end of the season to totally throw one of these front runners out of the equation, so United shouldn’t rush this appointment and wait for the campaign to conclude.