Monday, September 26

Mauricio Pochettino my choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson wants Mauricio Pochettino to be the next Manchester United manager if the Red Devils decide to sack club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.

Solskjaer is on the brink after Sunday’s embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford, with reports claiming the Norwegian has three matches to save his job.

While Solskjaer is expected to be in charge of the team on Saturday when they travel to north London to face Tottenham, the pressure on the manager is at an all-time high and even members of the squad are now questioning the manager.

Manchester United legend Ferguson is still said to be backing his former player to turn things around at the Theatre of Dreams, but has identified his top choice to replace Solskjaer is the club do opt for a change.

The Daily Star say Paris Saint-Germain manager Pochettino is Ferguson’s number one choice should Solskjaer be relieved of his duties, with the Red Devils legend a ‘huge admirer’ of the Argentine.

Pochettino spent five years at Man United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham and, while he failed to win any trophies at Spurs, he established himself as one of the most highly-rated coaches in Europe.

The 49-year-old, who has been repeatedly linked with the Old Trafford job, took over at PSG at the start of the year and extended his contract in the French capital last summer.

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