The former Tottenham coach is getting closer and closer to a Premier League return as he looks to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Football is an unforgiving business. A manager’s job is often the most brutal and harshest of them all. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must certainly feel that way at Manchester United. The Norwegian hasn’t had a lengthy amount of time to establish his philosophy at the club but already there are many calling for his head.
On paper one can see why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under such scrutiny. The Red Devils currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League. They are in need of a huge miracle to make the top four and play in the Champions League next year. Quite frankly for a club of United’s stature that is not good enough.
The fans are right to demand more but to place the blame entirely on Solskjaer would be unfair. The Red Devils’ struggles begun way before the Norwegian took over at Old Trafford. For many years now United have had an ageing and underperforming side.
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Turning the Manchester United squad into a winning team, capable of competing against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City was always going to take time.
Yet patience is a word rarely used in modern football and it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s days as the Red Devils’ boss could be numbered.
Mauricio Pochettino is rumoured to be interested in the job according to Alfredo Pedulla via the Metro and he was notoriously a candidate to replace Jose Mourinho before Solskjaer was named as the Manchester United boss instead.
And it seems Mauricio Pochettino who was recently fired from Tottenham has still been keeping close tabs with the club.
According to the Daily Mirror Mauricio Pochettino was spotted with Manchester United’s PR man Neil Ashton in the stands at Griffin Park during Brentford’s Championship encounter with Leeds United. Ashton is an advisor to Ed Woodward at the Red Devils.
That can only be a sign that United are indeed keen on bringing Mauricio Pochettino to Old Trafford and one would have to wonder why the Argentinian was alongside Neil Ashton of all people.
What do you think, is Mauricio Pochettino the right man to replace Solskjaer?