Manchester United could be thinking about cutting Louis van Gaal’s tenure as boss at Old Trafford short this summer, with a whole host of names linked with the job. The club have clearly been feeling around to see who may be interested, with one top class coach rejecting the chance.
According to Squawka, Manchester United made an approach for Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino – but the loyal Argentinian rejected a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Today Pochettino penned a new deal at White Hart Lane, which doesn’t expire until 2021. The 44-year old has already shown his massive capabilities as manager in such a short space of time in the Premier League, and although he fell short this season, he’s building an excellent team for the future.
Personally Pochettino would have been my ideal candidate to take the United job because I believe he fits the bill brilliantly. His sides play attractive, attacking football, he always promotes youth and he seems like he’d be more than able to handle the pressure.
It’d certainly take a lot of money to prise him away from the grasp of Daniel Levy now though…