Manchester United have already identified their long-term Jose Mourinho successor. That man? Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Apparently, the Old Trafford board have admired Pochettino for a considerable amount of time, and if last night’s game was an indicator towards hit talents, then you’d have to be impressed.
Look, there is absolutely no doubting the Argentine’s credentials, but the fact that we’re even discussing this sounds absolutely daft. Mourinho penned a new Manchester United contract extension just last week, and there is no way he’s leaving anytime soon. We should be focusing on the present, because we’ve no idea what could happen over the next few years. Pochettino could end up at Real Madrid or FC Barcelona before then, and I doubt he’d leave either of those teams to move to United.
Even if Pochettino is seemingly the man to take us forward in the long-term, I’d love to see him get at least a trophy or two under his belt first. Under his guidance, Spurs have been the nearly-men despite having an excellent squad. It’d greatly concern me if he moved here trophy-less.