Mauricio Pochettino agreed a new deal with Tottenham this morning which will keep him at the club till 2021.
The deal will come as relief to Spurs’ fans – with the Argentine having suspiciously had ‘lunch’ with Sir Alex Ferguson only yesterday – but will be greeted with disappointment from United fans.
The turmoil as to who will take over at Old Trafford if Louis van Gaal were indeed to leave remains, and many Red Devils’ followers here in the Transfer Tavern had tipped Tottenham’s highly rated manager to take the helm at the club next season.
United are still yet to find the rightful heir to the Ferguson throne, with both David Moyes and an unexperienced Ryan Giggs falling short in their albeit brief spells as manager.
Following the recent 3-2 defeat to West Ham – which leaves United needing a near miracle for a 4th placed finish – Dutchman Van Gaal now seems all but set to depart Manchester this summer.
With the Pochettino saga over, heads will almost certainly turn back to former Chelsea and Real Madrid man Jose Mourinho who has been heavily linked with the club all season,
Mourinho has an almost unparalleled record of success, and his appointment would certainly be received fondly. as United have endeavoured to reach their former glories but with little success over the past few years.
If the ‘happy/special’ (i’m not sure which, maybe ‘arrogant’) one is to seal a deal which will take him to Manchester this summer, the appointment will certainly attract a number of player’s to United, including those that Louis van Gaal’s former prodigy at Barcelona has already managed.
Could these FIVE former Mourinho players follow the ex-Inter Milan boss to Old Trafford this summer? The landlord at the Transfer Tavern weighs up the possibilities…….
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE 5 MOURINHO OLD BOYS!