Report: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Man Utd made Pochettino mistake

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has completely transformed Tottenham in his five years in charge of the club, overseeing the transition into the new stadium and establishing themselves as Champions League regulars.

He has also taken the club to their first ever Champions League final with just Liverpool now standing in the way of Tottenham being crowned European champions for the first time.

The Argentine recently conveyed his intentions to stay at the club for a long time as he insisted that there was no better place for him to be given the facilities at Spurs and the fact that the club competes at the top end of the best league in the world (Source: talkSPORT).

With Real Madrid and Manchester United giving long-term contracts to Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer respectively, it looks like the 47-year-old is set to stay at North London.

However, a report in The Daily Mail now indicates that Pochettino was Sir Alex Ferguson’s preferred choice to take over at Old Trafford but the Man Utd hierarchy instead chose to give the job to Solskjaer.

Sir Alex, who has met with Pochettino in private several times is said to be unhappy that the United hierarchy are not listening to his inputs and it is claimed that he considered the Spurs manager to be the best man for the job.

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Even if Manchester United had approached Pochettino, the Argentine would have likely turned them down as he has already turned down Real Madrid in the past (El Pais).

It is clear that Pochettino wants to create a legacy and there is no better way to do that by establishing Tottenham as a European powerhouse.

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  1. One can understand why he might feel that the appointment of Ole Gunnar was not as good as the appointment of Poch might have been. Still, when one considers that he attends at the club in an official capacity, the allowing of his opinion in that regard to be published in the press and or online, suggests something malevolent is going on here. Is he maliciously undermining Ole. Is this a deliberate leak? Or is sommat else going on.

  2. I am looking at a 3-1 victory for Liverpool on this particular occasion. Several of the Spurs players are sure to be overwhelmed by the big occasion and freeze on the night. On the other hand, Liverpool, who played in the final and lost as recently as last year, will not be as fazed, and, furthermore be more than usually determined to purge the crushing disappointment of last years defeat at the hands of Madrid.


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