Daily Mirror, today, claimed that Man Utd are targeting Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement of Louis Van Gaal.
The Dutch tactician has come under the severe scrutiny of fans due to his uninspiring brand of football whereas Pochettino has impressed since taking over the Spurs in the summer of 2014.
The Argentinean has got the North London club playing an attractive brand of football and has guided them to a top four place on a limited budget.
Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement panel seems to think that Spurs will find themselves helpless if United come knocking on the door for Pochetinno.
“If the offer came, and Pochettino decided he wanted to go, he would go,” Shaun Custis of The Sun said. “I know Daniel Levy hangs on to his players until the last minute, but there is no way Tottenham would be able to stop Pochettino going.”
Henry Winter of the Times holds the same opinion and believes that the latest headlines will worry Tottenham chairperson Daniel Levy.
“The headlines will worry Daniel Levy because Pochettino is so important for the next two to three years of Tottenham’s development,” Winter said. “If he left, players would go as well, and it would all unravel.”
Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph points out that the Argentinean is an ambitious professional and would jump on the opportunity to manage one of the biggest clubs in Premier League.
Wilson said: “The logic of appointing Pochettino is unarguable because he’s done a fantastic job at Southampton and Spurs. “It will be difficult, in terms of negotiating with Daniel Levy, but I think Pochettino would want to do it, he is very ambitious.”
“Tottenham is a fantastic long-term project with the new stadium, but Manchester United is Manchester United. At the end of the day, when you compare United to Spurs, United are clearly a club that have more potential.”