Well, it hasn’t taken long but the Red Devils are already being linked with a new manager. Man United to move for Mauricio Pochettino? Well, it feels pretty predictable, but it also would make sense…
The story comes from The Mirror on Sunday. And before I start, it’s worth noting that this isn’ the first time ‘Poch’ has been rumoured with a move to the United dugout and I don’t doubt it’ll be the last.
Anyway, the story states that United are ‘eyeing’ the 48-year-old Argentine, labelling him the ‘most wanted man in Manchester’ with City also keen, too. More on that later.
It’s all down to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggles, losing two of United’s opening three Premier League fixtures. The Mirror on Sunday do stress that the Baby Faced Assassin will be given time to turn things around, though.
However, the Reds know that Pochettino will not be available forever. He has been on the market for the better part of a year, but after recharging the batteries, he’s ready for another stint in England.
Our noisy neighbours also keen?
Apparently, which is strange given Pep Guardiola is still regarded as one of the best in the business. However, the Catalan’s future is a regular subject amongst players in the City dressing room. That certainly doesn’t sound good for morale…
Anyway, back to United. I’ve always viewed Solskjaer as the fall-guy. As the man who’ll do the dirty work and then someone else will come in and benefit. The Norwegian has cleared out some dead-wood, made some good signings and given United their DNA back. The question is, does he have the skills to take us to that next level? I’m honestly not sure.
Pochettino hasn’t won a trophy in professional football as a manager. Sure, his sides play lovely stuff and United’s youth policy will definitely play into his hands. However, should the Red Devils set their sights higher?
Would a Man United move for Pochettino make us challengers again? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.