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Manchester United must consider Mauricio Pochettino appointment

Manchester United’s steady progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to a sudden and tumultuous halt in the opening weeks of the current campaign.

What’s the story?

The Norwegian tactician’s precarious position at the helm of the Red Devils has seen multiple managers linked with replacing him, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino’s amongst the potential successors.

“Mauricio Pochettino also has admirers at Old Trafford but is under contract at Paris Saint-Germain until 2023 after signing an extension in the summer,” ESPN recently reported.

However, despite the 49-year-old’s commitments in the French capital, United’s hierarchy must consider an approach for the highly-regarded head coach if they want to get the club firing once again.

Would Pochettino be an upgrade on Ole?

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The Glazers can get Man Utd firing again

During his time at previous club Tottenham Hotspur, Pochettino was often lauded for his work in north London after helping them punch well above their weight during his five-year stay.

The South American arrived from Premier League rivals Southampton in July 2014 and guided Spurs to the League Cup final in his first full season in charge, while two third-placed finishes sandwiched by a runners-up spot in the Premier League in 2016/17.

However, Pochettino’s greatest achievement with the capital club was leading them to the Champions League final in 2019. Although they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, it was a remarkable feat under the circumstances. 

Pochettino was forced to contend with playing home games at Wembley for 18 months while the club’s new ground was built, and Tottenham also become the first Premier League side to make no new signings in a transfer window under its current format since 2003.

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Therefore, his accomplishments at Spurs are all the more impressive, and current Everton winger, Andros Townsend, lauded his former manager as the ‘best in the world’ last season due to his work at the Lilywhites.

“Because it didn’t end with a trophy, for some reason, the general public don’t give him any credit for taking Tottenham from also-rans to the Champions League final,” he said on TalkSPORT.

“He’s one of the best managers, if not THE best manager in the world, name me one other manager who can do what he did in a five-year period with Spurs, taking them from mediocrity when he took over to the envy of Europe and to the Champions League final.

“I don’t think any other manager can do what he did so, for me, he is the very best,” Townsend concluded.

At PSG, Pochettino has broken his trophy duck, claiming the French Cup and French Super Cup last season, and his appointment should be one the Glazers carefully consider if Solskjaer is unable to turn things around in the red half of Manchester. Now with major silverware under his belt, he could certainly be the man to get the Red Devils firing again.

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