Premier League rival earmarks Pochettino as potential replacement for under-fire manager

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Dom Le Roy

Manchester United are reportedly considering replacing under pressure manager Jose Mourinho with Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino.

According to a report in the Independent, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has earmarked Pochettino as the potential candidate to take over from Mourinho if he is given his marching orders at Old Trafford after their turbulent start to the new season both on and off the pitch.

Woodward is apparently reluctant to relieve Mourinho of his duties, especially since they would have to pay Mourinho upward of £12m if they dismissed him.

It would have to take a monumental approach from United to persuade Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to part with Pochettino, especially halfway through a season.

The former Southampton man signed a new five-year contract extension back in May after reported interest from Real Madrid who were looking to replace Zinedine Zidane. Levy has a reluctance of dealing with United following their sour transfer dealings which led to the departure of Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick from White Hart Lane.

Do you think Levy would allow Pochettino to join United? Have your say.

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  1. Would Levy let Poch leave? As a Utd fan I hope so as Spurs fans I would be fearful that money talks Levy is a good listener and Utd can shout louder than most in that respect.
    I am a fan of football and love what Spurs are about at the moment, I do feel Poch would have a justified grievance with Levy over transfers, cant buy in cant get rid, and He must wonder what would be possible with the young talent at Utd and the freedom and ability to spend.
    I hope Mou goes I think Spurs will keep Poch but I would be very happy if he came North.


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