Pochettino’s the man! legend Scholes sends Man United message over Spurs boss
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted he wants to see Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino employed at Old Trafford.
After a terrible start to the new season, their worst in the modern era, Jose Mourinho was sacked by United on Tuesday after months of speculation and was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season, as the hierarchy try to figure out whom will be permanent boss.
The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc, Max Allegri, Antonio Conte and even Diego Simeone have all been linked with the job in the past, but the one name that United have been keen on for a few seasons now is that of Pochettino.
Pochettino has transformed Tottenham into one of the most exciting and dangerous sides in the Premier League, despite having a limited budget, and he has been eyed up by numerous big clubs about a move.
But despite the fact the Spurs man has admitted he is fully focused on the job at Spurs, Scholes has backed Pochettino to be the man who takes the club forward.
“Pochettino’s the man,’ former Manchester United and England midfielder Scholes told BBC Radio 5 Live.
‘If he wants the job then I think it’s his.
‘He carries himself brilliantly with the media and with his team. He promotes young players and most importantly he wins a lot of football matches.
‘I know people say he’s got a great team at Tottenham. He has. But can he ever really win the league with Tottenham? ‘I’m not sure he can.
“With United, he’ll have the spending power, the money and he’ll be capable of winning the league. I think if he wants the job then he’s definitely the man.”
Could United tempt Tottenham into letting Pochettino go?
Every Tottenham fan would tell you that Pochettino is going nowhere, he is building something special at Tottenham and right now, Spurs are the more lucrative side.
But there is a feeling that Chairman Daniel Levy will allow Pochettino to leave if United stump up the right money.
It would not make sense for Pochettino to leave high-flying Spurs for a United side that needs a lot of work, but in football anything can happen.