Mauricio Pochettino thinks the Manchester United job would be ‘too good to turn down’ and ‘wants to be considered’ for the role according to a report this afternoon.
The sacking of Jose Mourinho has been a story that has dominated all of the headlines in every aspect of the media today, with attentions naturally turning to who will be his successor.
The 20 time title winners are set to appoint a caretaker manager within the next 48 hours to try to galvanise the club until the end of the season, while the club conducts a thorough search for their next permanent manager.
One of the front-runners for the long term role is Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, with Gary Neville saying the Argentine is the ideal candidate thanks to his attacking style of football and his record of developing youth players.
While Poch is thought to be happy at Tottenham and wants to oversee the clubs move into their new stadium, which is expected in February, a report this afternoon has said that the 46-year-old would be interested in taking over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
“Mauricio Pochettino wants to be considered for the Manchester United manager’s job next season despite having four and a half years left on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur,” said deputy football correspondent Matt Hughes in the Times.
“The Argentinian is understood to regard the opportunity of moving to Old Trafford as too good to turn down, although it would cost United £34 million in compensation to prise him from Tottenham, which would take the club’s total bill for sacking José Mourinho earlier today past £50 million.”