Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long-time admirer of Mauricio Pochettino having previously tried to lure him to Old Trafford – and it seems he is trying to lead the charge for him once again
Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly ‘pushing’ for Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino.
The Red Devils are on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A host of names have been linked with the job likes of Erik ten Hag, Zinedine Zidane. Brendan Rodgers and Paris Saint-Germain head coach Pochettino.
Pochettino has told close friends he is desperate to return to the Premier League and the United job, in particular, is the one he is said to have set his heart on.
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Ferguson has been a long-time admirer of Pochettino and has previously tried to lure him to Old Trafford.
And it seems he is trying to lead the charge for the ex-Spurs man once again, according to talkSPORT.
Gary Neville reckons Pochettino would jump at the chance to join Man United.
He said on Sky Sports: “I think Mauricio Pochettino – although he’d never say it – he’d leave to come to Man United on a five-year deal tomorrow.
“He’d look at that group of players, he’d look at the club and he’d realise he’d probably be able to achieve more than he wants at Man United in terms of a project.
“At PSG you are on season by season. ‘You’ve got to win the Champions League or you’re out’ type of model. I don’t think that suits Pochettino.
“I think he would absolutely come to Man Utd on a five-year deal, with backing behind him. How he’d fit in with the current coaches who are still there and left, I’m not sure.
” Manchester United have to make sure they get the next one right. Even if that means being patient for six months to wait for managers to become available at the end of the season.”
United released a statement to confirm Solskjaer’s exit as they now intend to appoint an interim boss.
It read: “Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.
“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as manager and our very best wishes for the future.
“His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a manager who gave us many great moments.
“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.”