Mauricio Pochettino is said to be Manchester United’s preferred choice to take over as manager next season.
However, with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having turned the club’s fortunes around, calls to give him the job permanently are growing louder by the day.
Former United midfielder Paul Scholes has now come out and warned Pochettino that if he is to take the hot seat at Old Trafford, he has to try and win every single competition.
Scholes said that winning trophies will always be more important for players than playing Champions League football.
Speaking to The Express, Scholes said, “As a player you want medals, you want trophies, you want to be winning stuff. I think as a club, and financially, Champions League is a little bit bigger I suppose.
“I think Tottenham are at a point now where winning the FA Cup or the League Cup is much more important than being in the Champions League the year after.”
This was, of course, a reaction to Pochettino’s comments after his side’s defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup when he said that finishing in the top 4 was more important than winning trophies for the club’s long-term future as winning domestic cup competitions only builds ego.
Speaking about those comments, Scholes said, “He couldn’t say that [at United]. If he’s at United he’s got to go for everything. Being in the Champions League, in the top four places, isn’t good enough.
“Winning the FA Cup will be good for United, it be a great achievement for Ole if he can do it, but if Pochettino comes in next season he has to try and win everything.”
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