Are the wheels finally in motion for Mauricio Pochettino to become the next Manchester United manager?
The Argentine made it perfectly clear in a podcast with Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham, that he “would love to work in the Premier League”.
And according to journalist Duncan Castles, Ed Woodward is keen on the former Tottenham boss, and that conversations have taken place with his representatives.
After hearing about the major update on their rumoured managerial target, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the situation.
LETS GOOOO 🙌🏽pic.twitter.com/V8g7Lb0i28
— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) February 11, 2020
We move pic.twitter.com/UaUxXym9C0
— Sam (@UtdSamm) February 11, 2020
— Liam (@Utd_Liam_) February 11, 2020
Im on my knees
— Jon Snow on the bluff (@sandeezecheeks) February 11, 2020
A couple of fans took the news as more of seeing Solskjaer leaving the club,
Ole in the mud pic.twitter.com/KbDnomkt2l
— sam🍥 (@Utdskipper) February 11, 2020
Ole is done out here
— Michael (@Michael18198730) February 11, 2020
Another fan meanwhile appeared to suggest the update on Pochettino meant Ed Woodward is beginning to “learn his lesson”, and that perhaps he could eventually learn from his mistakes too.
Wow Ed is learning his lesson slowly if we pressure him more than he will learn from his mistakes
— Rakib Mannan 🇮🇪🔴 (@RakibMannan) February 11, 2020
If Solskjaer cannot guide United back into the riches of the Champions League, then there surely isn’t a justifiable reason for keeping him on for another season or so.
Ready-made Premier League managers like Pochettino don’t come along often, so when you get the chance to appoint them, you shouldn’t think twice.
Bringing him in the summer would potentially allow both the club and Pochettino to discuss transfer targets, and not waste time on getting him to mould the team in his own image. United simply have to be proactive here.