Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about news regarding various individuals and football clubs from across the world.
One of the individuals that Castles spoke about was former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine was sacked by Spurs in November 2019 before being succeeded by Jose Mourinho, and has been out of a job since.
However, he has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Benfica, and Castles provided an update on the Red Devils’ interest in Pochettino with Manchester United in 5th place in the Premier League and top of their Champions League group.
He said: “Everyone knows that Ed Woodward and the Manchester United board have admired Pochettino for a long time.
“They’ve had conversations over a period of years.
“He was the alternative candidate when Jose Mourinho got the job back in 2016.
“He, I think it’s fair to say, would be the popular choice of probably the majority of Manchester United supporters if [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer has to go.”
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It is interesting to hear that before the Red Devils appointed Mourinho in May 2016, they were thinking about making a move for Pochettino, who at that point, had been in charge of Spurs for two seasons and had guided them to finishes of fifth and third in the Premier League.
So, even before he took Spurs to the Champions League final, the Tottenham boss was apparently admired by Manchester United.
However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doing quite well in the Premier League and still having the chance to qualify from the Champions League’s group stages, it seems as if his job is relatively safe at the moment.
This means that Pochettino might have to keep waiting for another project to appear that he is interested in.
Still, after what he did with Spurs, we feel as if it would be ridiculous if a club did not try and snap him up relatively soon, be that Manchester United or another team.