Manchester United approached Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
With a view to Mauricio Pochettino replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager at Old Trafford, Manchester United approached Mauricio Pochettino. It is believed that the former Tottenham boss is keen on the job and has been sounded out about the offer.
Amid the bad run of form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, officials of Manchester United made contact with Mauricio Pochettino’s representatives.
Ever since Mauricio Pochettino left Tottenham Spurs, he has been linked with the Old Trafford job.
The Manchester Evening News reported that insiders were privately backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but a defeat to Everton on Saturday may see United falling to 17th in the points table.
This season, United have lost three of their six Premier League games and any thoughts of challenging Liverpool for the title have been removed.
The 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League last night, following last weekend’s Arsenal loss, put increasing pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
In his post-match press conference when asked about his future, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to comment on this, and explained it’s early on, of course, and opinions are out there all over the time.
He added that he is employed to do a job for the club, and he does that with the staff to the best of his ability.
Earlier this week, Mauricio Pochettino appeared on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football and opened up on his way back to management.
He said he is always ready to go again and be involved in the matches. When you work, it’s not stress, it’s not stress going into the training round to prepare for the game and compete.
He added that he hopes to go back soon so that can start working again, and look forward to getting back in the match. He loves the match, but it’s not easy, as they’re inside and working on doing things, and that’s the reality.