Manchester United are planning on a big money move to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager according to reports in today’s media.
There has been plenty of speculation in recent months surrounding the future of Jose Mourinho, with barely anyone expecting him to be in charge at Old Trafford at the start of next season.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been slammed by many, including that epic rant by Gary Neville, for his part in the declining fortunes of the club, and the former investment banker is thought to be looking at overseeing a huge restructuring of the 20 time league winners, including bringing in a director of football.
Part of that restructuring will ultimately see Jose Mourinho being sacked, and according to The Sun, they will make a huge move to make Mauricio Pochettino his replacement.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) December 6, 2018
According to the report, United are determined to make the Argentine their next manager and are willing to splash £40 million out in order to make it happen, even though he reportedly turned down the opportunity of taking over from Louis van Gaal in 2016.
Pochettino has shown himself to play an attractive brand of football that would be more in keeping with United’s traditions, as well as having a good record of developing youth players, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all becoming first-team regulars under his watch.
While Poch is determined to lead Spurs into their new stadium – which ‘should’ happen in the second half of this season – it is thought that he is growing frustrated with the clubs lack of investment, with the North London club becoming the first Premier League team to not sign a single player in the summer transfer window.
United are likely to wait until their chances of finishing in the top four are officially over before sacking Mourinho, who would then be due no compensation, despite still having a year to run on his contract.
The Red Devils are eight points off the top four at present, and a whopping 18 points behind Man City, with only 15 Premier League games played.