Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino could be on his way to Old Trafford next summer
Manchester United chiefs want the 46-year-old Premier League coach to replace Jose Mourinho
Red Devils won’t have to pay out much compensation if Jose Mourinho misses out on top four
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly emerged as Manchester United’s target to replace current embattled manager Jose Mourinho next summer.
But the Red Devils will have to pay £40m for them to land the 46-year-old Argentine at Old Trafford as replacement for Jose Mourinho.
According to the report by UK Sun, Manchester United chiefs have made up their minds that Mauricio Pochettino is the only man that can replace Mourinho at Old Trafford.
And a clause in Mourinho’s contract means it will cost United less to sack the Portuguese if they are not in the Champions League.
United must also have it at the back of their minds that Mauricio Pochettino wants to lead Spurs into their new stadium in the new year and has signed a five-year deal with the EPL club.
This is not the first time that Pochettino will be linked with a move to Manchester United as it will be recalled how he rejected a move to Old Trafford in 2016 when Louis van Gaal was fired.
Tottenham have finished in the top four in three successive seasons under Pochettino who joined them from Southampton in 2014.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering bringing striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Old Trafford when the January 2019 transfer window opens.
The 37-year-old Swedish professional football star spent two terms at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and left the Premier League side in March this year for a move to LA Galaxy.
In his first season at Old Trafford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United win the Europa League title and also the EFL Cup.