Mauricio Pochettino joining Manchester United hailed as being a perfect move.
Former Spurs winger and England international Andros Townsend says Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect candidate to take charge of the Manchester United hot seat.
United have had a turbulent and frustrating start to the new Premier League campaign, sitting 14th in the table and having suffered 3 defeats already under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Doubts and question marks have constantly been resurfacing regarding the Norwegian’s questionable tactics, especially against the smaller sides, and his ability to handle managing such a huge club.
The Man Utd players have managed to bail out their manager each time he’s been under pressure of losing his job, with convincing wins against PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League, and last week against Everton in the EPL. There are signs of sparks igniting here and there in the team every week but the Red Devils’ consistency is most definitely a cause of concern.
Mauricio Pochettino is currently a clear favorite for the job and Townsend has tipped him to be the answer to United’s problems, saying the Argentine would tick all the right boxes for those at Old Trafford.
The Crystal Palace winger had a rough time at White Hart Lane after Pochettino took over as Tottenham manager, having only played 17 league matches under him and after an on-pitch argument with the Spurs fitness coach, Nathan Gardiner in the 2015/16 campaign, he never played for Spurs again despite apologizing for the incident.
Townsend described feeling “bitter and angry” towards Pochettino during his time at Tottenham but said he will always be grateful to the former Spurs boss.
I do think the United job would be perfect for him in the sense of the youngsters they have coming through.” The 29-year old told TalkSport.
“They continually bring youngsters through the academy. He’d be perfect to nurture them and make them into world-class players like he has done before at Spurs. But Ole’s done a good job; he steadied the ship when he came in. He is a disciple of Sir Alex Ferguson and he’s building for the future as well, so it’s a tough one. Yes, Ole is doing well, but do you want to miss out on a world-class manager like Pochettino?”
The South American manager has been out of a job for over a year having been sacked in November 2019, but has actively expressed his desire to get back to management, especially in England and Manchester United could well be his next destination if Ole slips up in the coming weeks.
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