Reports that Mauricio Pochettino really does want to join Man Utd

Reports in the British media are claiming that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that Man Utd do make an approach in the summer to become the permanent manager.

The Manchester Evening News reckon it is between current caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pochettino and that the United board have not yet made their mind up on their preferred choice, that is why the hierarchy at Old Trafford have not yet give the job to the Norwegian on a permanent basis despite the fantastic set of results since he took over from Jose Mourinho.

United must have been given some sort of indication from Pochettino, or at least his representatives, that he is interested in the job otherwise you would have thought that they would already have given the job to Solskjaer for at least stability reasons as well as summer transfer preparations.

The problem for Pochettino is that he is on a good thing at White Hart Lane, he has a top quality squad, a new stadium and probably a lot of money to spend in the summer, he is free to do as he wishes with very little restrictions and giving all that up to take the United job without any guarantee of success is a very risky proposition.

Whatever happens, it is highly likely that it will be either Solskjaer or Pochettino that will be confirmed as the permanent Manchester United manager in the summer.

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