‘No way’ could Spurs stop Pochettino joining Man Utd

Date published: Sunday 10th January 2016 1:26

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss linked with Manchester United job

Tottenham would have little chance of persuading Mauricio Pochettino to snub an offer to manage Manchester United, it has been suggested.

It has been reported that Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc are on a list of potential replacements for Louis van Gaal should United decide to sack the Dutchman this summer.

The Sun’s Head of Sport Shaun Custis believes Pochettino would jump at the opportunity were he offered the job at Old Trafford.

“If the offer came, and Pochettino decided he wanted to go, he would go,” Custis said on Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports.

“I know Daniel Levy hangs on to his players until the last minute, but there is no way Tottenham would be able to stop Pochettino going.”

The Daily Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson agreed that Spurs would struggle to prevent Pochettino from moving on, adding: “He is very ambitious, he moved quickly from Southampton when he got the chance and I don’t think he’d hang around if he got the chance to go to United.

“The logic of appointing Pochettino is unarguable because he’s done a fantastic job at Southampton and Spurs.

“It will be difficult, in terms of negotiating with Daniel Levy, but I think Pochettino would want to do it, he is very ambitious.

“Tottenham is a fantastic long-term project with the new stadium, but Manchester United is Manchester United. At the end of the day, when you compare United to Spurs, United are clearly a club that have more potential.”

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