Mauricio Pochettino finds himself without a club and open to negotiations following his sacking at Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are winless in their last five Premier League games, winless in their last 12 Premier League away games and looking a shadow of themselves when you consider last season they reached the Champions League final and finished third behind Man City and Liverpool in the league.
Only time will tell if Spurs made the right decision, but I wouldn’t hold my breathe as Europe’s elite look set to poach the Argentine, who still appears very much a man in demand.
A lot of people are asking ‘would you take Pochettino now at United?’ It comes as no surprise that we are one of the first clubs to pop up since the Red Devils were strongly linked to the former Southampton manager after firing José Mourinho one year ago.
Breaking: Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager, as per Sky Sports.
Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
— BBC RM Sport (@BBCRMsport) November 20, 2019
Tuesday’s news of Pochettino’s sacking will have got Solskjaer thinking.
We are currently led to believe that United are sticking by their Norwegian boss, who has had a slight upturn in results of late, but Solskjaer is not stupid and will know the club is fundamentally a business machine.
There is a demand from supporters who want the glory days to return sooner rather than later.
United have a difficult decision to make if they still hold interest in Pochettino. Especially when his sacking means there is not a huge compensation cost to meet in order to bring him to Old Trafford.
Should Man Utd jump to hire Pochettino even though Solskjaer is under contract?
- Yes - better manager, the one we truly wanted (0%, 0 Votes)
- No - disrespectful way to treat a legend & upturn in results. Back Ole! (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 0
A number of United fans have took to Twitter to express whether they want Pochettino to take charge of the team. Let us now what you think in the poll above.
Poch sacked! If he’s free then he’s got to be a serious contender for United if Ole slips up again?
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) November 19, 2019
If Manchester United have a shred of credibility or ambition to truly become an elite club again, we’d be on the blower to Pochettino right now.
Yet we’ll dither and watch him go elsewhere, then end up sacking Solskjaer next year anyway with no clue who to replace him with.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) November 19, 2019
Pochettino sacked, rightfully so. I wouldn’t take him at Manchester United. Hasn’t won anything with a far better squad over the years. Bottled finals. Team and club stagnated. Im Ole in. If Ole leaves i want a proven one. Poch can be a developer somewhere else. #MUFC
— RedDevil 🔴 (@RedDevilMUTD) November 19, 2019
Pochettino did his best, someone else should try. It really hasn’t gone his way this season. It’ll really be intriguing to see who spurs brings in… Mourinho should be happy to work with Kane, son, Alli, Eriksen and the defender he wanted for #mufc
— Prophet Chijioke. (@ProphetChijioke) November 19, 2019
It is not a secret Ed Woodward wanted Pochettino as #MUFC coach 12 months ago.
Looks like Ed might get his wish.
— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) October 5, 2019
Pochettino was the best thing to happen to Tottenham since the 1991 FA Cup final. Given he wanted the #mufc job and would’ve quit if they’d won the Champions League, this was always a matter of time. His Spurs side ultimately peaked in 2017.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 19, 2019
Pochettino is certain to be linked to other jobs such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG.