Robbie Savage claims Pochettino could be sending smoke signals to Man Utd

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Former Blackburn Rovers and Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has accussed Mauricio Pochettino of sending out smoke signals about his future at Tottenham Hotspur.

Savage believes that the Spurs manager is the most obvioust candidate to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pochettino was linked with the Old Trafford hotseat when Solskjaer was still in charge on a temporary basis following the sacking of Jose Mourinho (Telegraph).

The Argentine stated in July that Spurs should change his job title from manager to coach after claiming that he has no influence on transfers in North London (Guardian).

Savage, who started his career as an academy player at Manchester United has suggested that Pochettino’s public discontent could be his way of telling the Red Devils that he could be open for a move in the summer.

The 47-year-old has helped to transform the fortunes of Spurs, which includes qualification for the Champions League for four successive seasons.

Savage wrote in The Mirror: “I know Spurs fans don’t like me saying this and I don’t like to because I have a soft spot for Tottenham. But Poch remains the most obvious candidate.

“I wonder if all these smoke signals he’s sending out – the messages that he’s feeling down, feeling flat – are essentially him saying to United: ‘Give me a shout, let’s talk, line up the move for the summer and in the meantime I will make sure I get Tottenham in the top four again’.

“Then we might see Solskjaer ousted at the end of the campaign. But, barring a complete disaster, it won’t be before then.”


Despite Manchester United’s illustrious history, in current times, a move to Old Trafford would certainly be a step down for Pochettino.

If he were to leave, he should eventually depart for Spain instead of appearing on the opposing dug out in the Premier League.

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