Solskjaer gets job but legend wants ‘right man’ Pochettino at Manchester United
Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has told the club Maurizio Pochettino is the right man to be the next permanent manager 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, Stam has backed Pochettino to be the man who takes the club forward.
He told Sky Sports:”He is the best choice.
“He’s got a lot of experience working in the UK with Southampton and Tottenham. He’s good in building a team, plays attractive football, playing out from the back to score goals and win games. I would say that’s my choice.
“I think they can [get him]. There’s been a discussion at Spurs about not spending money on players, I think he is the type of manager who wants to invest every year and improve – at United he gets to do that.
“They’ve got the money to do that. For him that would be the ultimate step.”
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.