Manchester United have reportedly contacted former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino as the future of current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hangs in the balance.
Pochettino has been out of work for almost exactly 12-months after Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy dismissed the Argentinian tactician in favour of Jose Mourinho last year.
The former Spurs gaffer has been relentlessly linked with becoming the new occupant of the Old Trafford hot-seat and speculation Pochettino will replace Solskjaer has intensified in recent times give the Reds’ current on-field struggles.
United currently sit 15th in the Premier League and should they fall to Everton on the weekend could slip to the worrying depths of 17th.
In Europe the Reds are performing slightly better after beating PSG (2-1) and RB Leipzig (5-0) in their opening two Group H Champions League games, however, a crushing 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir has ramped the pressure up a notch.
According to a recent report earlier today from Manchester Evening News, the United hierarchy have contact Pochettino with a view to offering him the club’s manager job should Solskjaer depart.
In light of the breaking news, fans have taken to their social media to give their thoughts.
Ole should be sacked regardless of the result on Saturday tbh, don’t let another Newcastle 18/19 happen where we delay the inevitable. International break is the perfect time to transition with Poch
— Tom (@utdcynical) November 5, 2020
Would Poch have got this group of players higher than 3rd last season? No. Will he get this group of players higher than 3rd this season? No. Just trust Ole, he’s been in charge 18 months and only just over a year of that as permanent manager. Turning this mess around takes time!
— Max Woodhouse 🔰🇾🇪 (@maxwoody84) November 5, 2020
Poch will come in.
Immediately results pick up.
Younger players begin to perform well.
Greenwood develops into a top striker
United just scrape 4th and get CL football again.
Woodward refuses to spend.
Results for 2021/22 start out badly.
Poch gets sack.
Ed hires Howe. https://t.co/kGCUlRsNxY
— Drawty (@DrawtyDevil) November 5, 2020
Poch showing off his League Cup runners up medal after a couple of seasons at United. pic.twitter.com/cmOIS8GQdQ
— Bashy Mc (@bashy_mc) November 5, 2020
If Ole is sacked, then what? Because who ever comes in next has to deal with the incompetent Ed Woodward, Matt Judge and the board. If world class managers like LVG and Jose couldnt do anything because of them what makes you think someone like Poch could..the cycle just goes on
— Toni (@ToniMarieFord96) November 5, 2020
Donny would be Poch’s favourite player btw
— Breezy Montana (@justTooBreezy) November 4, 2020
I’ve been patient with Ole for so long I think it’s time Poch came to the rescue of Man United
— 𝗡𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲 (@clivenamale) November 4, 2020