Tottenham Hotspur would have been glad to see the news coming out of Manchester this week, as United decided to finally give their full-time managerial position to ex-player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Since taking over, Solskjaer has led them to a Premier League revival, as well as a magnificent come back in the Champions League, beating PSG 3-1 away from home.
Tottenham and United are now direct competitors once again, with both clubs fighting it out for a top four spot, and a subsequent place among Europe’s elite next season.
However, the appointment of Solskjaer also all but cements Pochettino’s position as Tottenham manager next year, after he had been linked with the Premier League giant.
With United and Real Madrid both having found new managers, there seems little in the way of competition for Poch’s signature this summer, that’s assuming he would even want to leave.
The Argentine was asked whether he was glad the rumours were over (Football London): “I never talked about rumours. But of course I need to congratulate him and wish him all the best now he is officially the new manager of Manchester United.
“I don’t talk about rumours and in this period there will be a lot more. It always happens. This season it is going to happen, last season, the season before. We assume all the rumours, it’s very natural.
“It’s speculation about some clubs will around with another clubs, like the speculation will start about the players. The most important thing is that maybe it can be a big issue for normal people, who do not have the ability to be in this business, the people on the street think it will affect the focus of the player, manager or staff, but for us it is normal. We are focused, it doesn’t mean we will win all the games. It is our job, we need to live with this type of situation and we deal with that.”
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