Report: Man Utd felt Poch would have left Spurs for Old Trafford job

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Manchester United confirmed yesterday that they have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis after the Norwegian put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was linked heavily with the job since Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December. While the Argentine has reiterated his commitment to Spurs several times, that hasn’t stopped speculation from running rife.

However, Solskjaer’s impressive showing in the last 4 months has meant that the United hierarchy decided to go with him rather than try and persuade Pochettino.

According to journalist Andy Mitten of the National, the Red Devils felt that the Argentine will jump ship if he were offered the Man Utd job.

The report claims that Man Utd’s Chief Executive, Ed Woodward decided to snub Pochettino in favor of Solksjaer.

While it is hard to tell if there is any truth to these rumours, it does look like the Argentine is set to stay at Spurs for a while longer, with Zidane also returning to Madrid.

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  1. Man United also believed that Bale would sign for them for the past 6 years. I don’t think they realise that they are no longer a team everyone wants to join

  2. Never asked him because they knew the answer would be NO, another BS story aimed at disrupting the club, Ole v Poch, no competition!

  3. Poch (and most other top flight managers) are too smart to go to Man United to be abused and undermined by Woodward. It was never going to happen. Woodward has undermined and betrayed every manager he has hired. why woud any top manager accept that job ?


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