Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked heavily with Manchester United since the club decided to part ways with Jose Mourinho.
United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager until the end of the season and the Norwegian has managed to turn around the club’s fortunes.
Solskjaer has re-introduced United to play attacking football, and has won 9 of his first 10 matches including a 1-0 win against Pochettino’s Spurs at Wembley. This has led to growing calls for the former striker to be given the job on a permanent basis.
It has now emerged that BBC Sport commentator Jonathan Pearce has been telling his colleagues that an unnamed Man Utd legend has assured him that Solskjaer will be getting the job on a permanent basis.
According to a report in The Daily Star, Jonathan Overend, the host of BBC’s 5live said: “Jonathan Pearce, Match of the Day’s Jonathan Pearce, said that he’d heard from a United legend that Solskjaer is going to get the job. Wow!”
While it wasn’t guaranteed that Pochettino would have taken the job if the Red Devils had offered it to him, the Argentine has delivered mixed messages in the last few weeks where he has insisted that he wants to build a legacy at Tottenham, but also adding that the club needs to change the way they operate.
This potential news of Solskjaer being close to getting the job certainly comes as great boost for Spurs fans.
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