Berbatov tipped former Man Utd defender Blanc or Pochettino to replace Solskjaer – .

Berbatov tipped former Man Utd defender Blanc or Pochettino to replace Solskjaer – .

Dimitar Berbatov has offered Mauricio Pochettino or Laurent Blanc to become the new boss of Manchester United after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian was dismissed from his post after their dismal performance at Watford on Saturday, with the Red Devils losing 4-1 to Claudio Ranieri.

It was their fifth loss in seven Premier League games – which dropped them to eighth place in the table – as they have won just three of their last 11 games in all competitions.

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Michael Carrick was placed in temporary charge until they found an interim manager to accompany them until the end of the season.

And ex-club striker Berbatov thinks Pochettino would be a good nomination, while singing the praises of ex-white defender.

“United have long admired Mauricio Pochettino but, as he is currently the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, it is difficult to see how he could be named to Old Trafford anytime soon,” the Bulgarian told Betfair (via the Star of the day).

“The only solution I see would be for Zinedine Zidane to go to PSG. If he’s open to it, I might see a change for Pochettino happening soon.

“That said, there can often be surprises when it comes to appointing managers. When José Mourinho was sacked, who thought Solskjaer would succeed him and stay in charge for three years? We have been surprised in the past and maybe we will be again.

“Many United fans would be delighted to see Pochettino in the driver’s seat and I can understand why after his success at Tottenham and his commitment to team building. “

Berbatov voit ex-Uni center-back Blanc as an underrated option to succeed Solskjaer.

He said: “Laurent Blanc is an interesting candidate. He is a former United player, who has won everything, has led PSG and France, has the respect of the players and he has the charisma and composure to manage United.

The Frenchman spent two years at Old Trafford between 2001 and 2003, winning the Premier League title in his last season at the club.


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