Teddy Sheringham on whether Poch should copy him and jump ship to United

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been rumored to be Manchester United’s number one target to take over at Old Tnext season.

The Argentine has recently indicated that he is willing to stay in North London for the long haul but insisted that Tottenham must change the way they function.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has now come out and said that Pochettino has no reason to leave the Lillywhites. Sheringham himself swapped
Spurs for Man Utd in 1997 and enjoyed success with both clubs.

The 52-year-old has now said that he made the move due to Tottenham’s lack of ambition at the time but feels Pochettino does not need to make the same move as it doesn’t represent a step up at the moment.

In a column for The Daily Mail, Sheringham wrote: “I left Tottenham to join Manchester United in 1997 for one reason — ambition. The club was settling for mediocrity at the time and I did not like it. It was as simple as that.

“Now Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with United — but he has no reason to leave. He is at an ambitious club now, a club that is going places.”

The former England striker further suggested that Tottenham have everything in place to be successful and the only reason Pochettino could have for swapping Spurs for Old Trafford would be financial.

He added: “Tottenham are on the up, on and off the field. They have a tremendous team and in Harry Kane they have one of the best strikers in the world. The club have Kane and Kane has Pochettino.”

“Why would either want to leave? Or need to leave? They are doing well in the league, they will soon move into a fantastic new stadium and the team is getting better and better under Pochettino. It is a completely different set-up to the one I left.”

“Yes, you could argue that United are the biggest club in the world and if Pochettino is only interested in money then obviously United might appeal, but I don’t think it is about money with him.”

“He is ambitious, he is developing a great team and he is not afraid to bring in young players. He has a great eye for a player.”

Tottenham welcome United to Wembley tomorrow and the match will serve as an indicator of how both teams stack up against each other at the moment.

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