LONDON: Manchester United have contacted Mauricio Pochettino about the potential to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as club manager, according to a report.
The Red Devils were beaten 6-1 at home by former Pochettino club Tottenham Hotspur yesterday which obscured Solskjaer’s future at the club.
The Argentine manager did not work after being sacked by Spurs 11 months ago and is still awaiting further challenges in management.
And according to the Daily Star newspaper, senior management at Old Trafford has already contacted Pochettino’s representative and asked if he was interested in becoming a manager.
The report said United’s top management wanted to see better results than Solskjaer, but chief executive Ed Woodward objected to sacking the Norwegian operator.
Thus the relationship with Pochettino will only happen if they want to change managers.
Pochettino took over Spurs from the middle of the league in 2014 to become a Champions League finalist five years later.
During that period Tottenham also moved to the stadium as the manager helped create a strong squad including captain Hugo Lloris; defender Toby Alderweireld and striker star Harry Kane.
After just five months leading Spurs to the Champions League final when they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in June 2019, Pochettino was relieved of his post after a lackluster performance and replaced by Jose Mourinho.