The Red Devils are stepping up their search for a new manager as the season draws to a close. Interim boss Ralf Rangnick is expected to move aside at the end of the campaign.
Rangnick insisted when he was appointed that he could recommend himself to become the next permanent head coach. But United’s inconsistent form under the German surely rules him out.
The Old Trafford outfit appear to have a four-man shortlist for the job. According to Sky Sports, Pochettino, Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Spain’s Luis Enrique are all being considered.
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A switch to United could cause issues for Pochettino, where a similar squad with strong personalities might be a problem for the ex-Argentina international. Interim boss Rangnick already appears to have fallen out with some players during his brief spell in charge, which should raise alarm bells for Pochettino.
Rangnick has publicly aired frustrations with the likes of Anthony Martial and Cristiano Ronaldo. How Pochettino deals with those characters would be his biggest test should he win the job.
In Pochettino’s defence, he did not appear to have such issues at Spurs. But his PSG dressing room struggles are the biggest red flag against his name should United pursue their interest.