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Manchester United: Board could move for Mauricio Pochettino in summer if he’s still available

Manchester United: Board could move for Mauricio Pochettino in summer if he’s still available

Manchester United hope Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t jump back into management too quickly, because they could be interested at the end of the season, according to the Sun.

They believe both United and Real Madrid are banking on Pochettino not taking a job like Barcelona before they have a chance to move for him in 2020.

The Sun claims there is a queue of ‘Europe’s top clubs’ forming after he was sacked by Tottenham on Tuesday night.

They say that with Ernesto Valverde under pressure at Barcelona and Bayern Munich already having sacked Niko Kovac, both clubs are interested in speaking to the Argentinian.

Despite Bayern’s interest, who currently have Kovac’s assistant Hansi Flick as interim manager, the Sun believes it’s Barcelona who are ‘making the biggest move’.

However, the report also notes that the 47-year-old said he could not see himself managing Barca with him being an Espanyol fan, and Man United will be hoping he keeps to his word.

If Man United plan on making a move for Pochettino in the summer, then they might as well make it now, because, with that mindset, they clearly don’t see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turning things around.

Moving for him now limits the possibility of him being convinced by Barcelona or Bayern Munich and would give Pochettino the chance to assess his squad before planning who to bring in during the summer.

Either way, the uncertainty now hanging over Old Trafford should be put to bed one way or another, so Ed Woodward needs to either nail his colours to Solskjaer’s mast or abandon ship and go all-in for Pochettino.

The next couple of months will be crucial for the long-term future of Man United, and the decisions Woodward makes on transfers and his manager will determine whether United return to their former glories or not.

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