Tottenham Hotspur rejected an approach for Mauricio Pochettino by Manchester United in 2018 after the Red Devils had sacked current Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, that is according to a report from the Independent.
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The north London club, of course, ended up sacking the Argentine in November 2019.
A year ago when Mourinho was dismissed by United, Pochettino was still pretty much untouchable at Tottenham.
He was doing a great job with the club despite being given no money to spend that summer by the board and his work was recognised by the Red Devils.
According to the Independent, Manchester United decided to sack Mourinho with the idea of trying to get Pochettino firmly in mind.
However, Spurs ultimately blocked the advances from the Old Trafford club and they ended up appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It is somewhat ironic therefore, that the now out of work Pochettino could end up in the dugout at United anyway if Mourinho’s Tottenham beat Solskjaer’s Red Devils.
Now that he is available following his dismissal by Tottenham, there must be a temptation by the United hierarchy to get rid of Solskjaer if their poor form continues in order to finally get the man they wanted to hire in the first place. Indeed, the fact that Spurs had snubbed a potential move for him at the time only speaks to the breakdown that must have happened in the months leading up to his sacking, something spoken about ESPN too.
Pochettino has admitted that he is now “open” to offers from clubs in Europe (Independent), so it could very well be the last chance saloon for Solskjaer in a week where they face both Spurs and rivals Manchester City.
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