Mauricio Pochettino looks closer to become the new Manchester United boss as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to convince at Old Trafford. It’s still hard to see if Solskjaer will remain with the club for the long term, but they’re apparently looking for alternatives to the Norwegian boss.
It looks like Manchester are waiting until the summer to make some changes, and Poch looks like the favorite to take over at the Theater of Dreams. Even before he was sacked by Tottenham, the Argentinian boss sounded like a candidate to manage United, and now that he’s free, that’s a bigger possibility.
Moreover, The Sun have reported on some of the demands he’s supposedly made to take the job, and the main one might go down well with the supporters. Ed Woodward is not the most beloved person among the fans and it’s fair enough, he’s overseen multiple manager changes and the squad is particularly poor.
It’s been suggested that Pochettino doesn’t want to take over until the season is finished, and he would want full control of transfers. Of course, this would cause that Woodward would have to accept a reduced role.
It remains to be seen if these claims are true, but they aren’t that crazy. They also suggest that the former Spurs manager doesn’t have an agent and Manchester can’t be seen talking to him, so they’ve appointed an unnamed mediator to discuss possible terms and demands.
A lot of decisions will be made based on the things the club does in the second half of the season, but it’s fair to say most fans would be happy if Woodward didn’t have as much control.