Danny Rose has backed Mauricio Pochettino to return to one of Europe’s leading clubs and has tipped the former Tottenham boss to ‘eventually’ manage Manchester United.
Pochettino was surprisingly sacked by Spurs in November just months after guiding the club to a first-ever Champions League final, following a disappointing start to the new season for the north London side.
The Argentine has previously been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United and maintains a strong reputation amongst Europe’s elite, with the 48-year-old now free to negotiate with prospective clubs following the end of his gardening leave at Spurs.
Rose – who is currently on loan at Newcastle – believes it is only a matter of time before his former manager returns to a leading position in the game, giving a definitive answer when asked if Pochettino could return to one of the world’s biggest clubs.
“Without a doubt, without a doubt,” Rose told The Lockdown Tactics podcast.
“[That intensity] they all got it from [Marcelo] Bielsa. I know Poch, he idolises Bielsa. They all got that work ethic from him.”
When asked where he thinks Pochettino will manage in the future, Rose was similarly confident in his answer: “Eventually, United,” he said.