Manchester United “contact Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford”

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Manchester United have contacted Mauricio Pochettino about the potential replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as club manager, according to reports.

The Red Devils were humiliated 6-1 at home by former Pochettino club Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, which clouded Solskjaer’s future at the club.

The Argentine manager has been unemployed since his dismissal by Spurs 11 months ago and awaits his next management challenge.

Reports say Man United have spoken to Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of becoming their new coach

Pochettino could be lined up to replace under Fire Director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured)

Pochettino could be lined up to replace under Fire Director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured)

And according to the Daily Star, senior Old Trafford officials have reached out to representatives for Pochettino and ask if he would be interested in the role.

The report says members of the United hierarchy want to see better results from Solskjaer and general manager Ed Woodward is reluctant to sack the Norwegian.

Therefore, contact with Pochettino is only temporary in case they need to change directors.

United were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham at the weekend - their heaviest top flight loss on record

United were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham at the weekend – their heaviest top flight loss on record

Chief executive Ed Woodward (pictured) is reportedly reluctant to fire Solskjaer as manager

Chief executive Ed Woodward (pictured) is reportedly reluctant to fire Solskjaer as manager

Pochettino took Spurs from the regular half field in 2014 to the Champions League finalists five years later.

During this span, Tottenham also moved the stadiums as the manager helped create a strong core in the playing squad which includes club captain Hugo Lloris, defender Toby Alderweireld and star striker Harry Kane.

Although only five months after taking Spurs to the Champions League final, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in June 2019, Pochettino was relieved of his duties after a series of poor performances and was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Pochettino was a success at Spurs and took the club to the Champions League final in 2019

Pochettino was a success at Spurs and took the club to the Champions League final in 2019

The Portuguese coach moved Spurs up from 14th to sixth at the end of the 2019-20 season and the club will take part in the Europa League group stages this month.

Questions are being asked about Solskjaer’s competence as United manager despite a third place in the Premier League last season.

However, Manchester United fans have also singled out other club staff for their declining standards in recent weeks, which saw them claim just one victory in their opening three matches of the Premier season. League.

General manager Woodward’s inability to attract major transfer targets such as Jadon Sancho has been a concern for fans, while the regular defensive weaknesses of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have been highlighted by fans.

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