Manchester United have been told by one observer that Mauricio Pochettino is not good enough to lead a resurgence at Old Trafford and that his appointment might not have the desired affect.
United are preparing themselves for what will surely be one of the most significant summers in their history. Interim manager Ralf Rangick has steadied the ship since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will move into an advisory role. With regards their players, the club are also preparing for up to 11 exits, with a host of big names due to depart.
Rangnick will have a big say on who United’s next boss will be, with director Richard Arnold making the final call.
Confused reports have flitted between Rangnick having a preference for Pochettino or other leading contender Erik Ten Hag.
Either way, Pochettino may soon become available with reports stating he is now on the brink of the sack at PSG.
Whoever steps in to the hotseat, talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has told United that hiring Pochettino might not fix their problems.
“I’m looking at the dynamic of what Man Utd require because Man Utd are trying to get back into the position of winning things, not participating.
“No I don’t [think Pochettino is good enough], no I don’t,” he told talkSPORT.
“For what Manchester United need, they need is for someone to drag them kicking and screaming back into the position where they’re challenging for titles.”
That said, Jordan conceded Pochettino is likely to be someone that United will consider.
Pochettino not the only candidate
However, he says Arnold needs a two-point plan before making his next managerial appointment.
“[Pochettino] shouldn’t be the only person on that list,” Jordan continued.
“There shouldn’t be an assumption that he’s nailed on. That shouldn’t be the assumption.
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“He should be put through the ringer of what United really require.
“There are two images of what United require: What we see, which is on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon and how we see them failing and what people like Roy Keane splutter and mutter about.
“And then we see the other side of it which we don’t see, which is what’s going on behind the scenes with the best in class regime that isn’t in situ.”
United have struggled to regularly hit the heights since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013. Five managers have come and go since – and the next appointment might be the most crucial since Ferguson’s arrival in 1986.
Conte perfect for Man Utd
United have been previously linked with Antonio Conte. And while now the Tottenham manager, Jordan reckons he will have been a shrewd appointment.
Jordan concedes though that their chance of landing Conte may have come with the Italian seemingly committed to Spurs.
He said: “I would have taken Conte. Every day of the week.
“Not necessarily now but if you asked me the question of who I would have taken, at the time it would have been Conte.”