Pochettino lined up by Manchester United, say sources

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 2:15 - Matthew Briggs

Mauricio Pochettino: Warning for fans

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be set to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, according to sources.

United and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have stuck by Van Gaal after a season of struggle for United, but reports that he will be sacked at the end of the season emerged on Tuesday.

And it appears Argentinian manager Pochettino could be on the United short-list after impressing the United hierarchy with Tottenham’s results and style of play this season.

BBC presenter Dan Walker claimed “three knowledgeable individuals have suggested Pochettino to Old Trafford”.

Pochettino is believed to earn around £3.5million per year but Tottenham will hand him a bumper new contract to ward off interest from United.

The 43-year-old arrived at White Hart Lane in May 2014, signing a five-year deal and he has become a firm favourite with the fans.

Pochettino recently brushed off talk of a switch across London to rivals Chelsea.

“No I don’t mind, we are supposed to receive the rumours and we are in a media that all is about rumours,” he said last month.

Pundit Michael Owen also tweeted his admiration for Pochettino after he was asked about the possibility of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone arriving at Old Trafford.

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