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Mauricio Pochettino will make two demands to Ed Woodward if offered Old Trafford hot-seat

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will reportedly make two demands to the United hierarchy should they opt to sack current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and offer him the Old Trafford hot-seat.

Pochettino, 48, has been out of work since he was removed from his position as Spurs’ manager almost 12-months ago with his next destination still subject to much speculation.

Prior to joining Spurs in May 2014, the Argentinian manager enjoyed successful spells at both Espanyol and Southampton, however, arguably Pochettinho’s most impressive managerial spell came at Spurs after he helped guide the London club to the final of the 2018-19 Champions League.

Pochettinho’s next club is hotly tipped to be Manchester United after current manager Solskjaer continues to come under intense criticism.

An abysmal start to the new 2020-21 campaign which has seen the Red’s win just one of their first three Premier League fixtures has added extra pressure on Solskjaer who, according to The Mirror remains a firm favourite to be sacked.

The latest in the ongoing speculation comes from ESPN’s Julien Laurens who claims that should the United hierarchy opt to dismiss Solskjaer and go all out for Pochettinho, the South American will make two demands.

Laurens claims that should the former Spurs manager be approached for the United job, he will want a director of football employed as well as allowed extra movement in the transfer market.

ESPN’s Laurens said: “If they go and get Mauricio Pochettinho, Pochettinho can have the assurances for example that a sporting director will be appointed at some point after him.

“That maybe he will have more power for the transfer market for United than Solskjaer or previous managers had.

“If they go and get Poch, he will have a lot of leeway in the sense that ‘Okay, you want me? No problem but you also need to give me this and this and this.’

“So you know, it will be a very clever way for Pochettinho or someone else to do it that way, coming into the club with more power than the current manager has.”

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