Man United considering Argentine manager as Jose Mourinho replacement

February 14, 2018

According to the latest transfer news, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino is still Manchester United’s ideal long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Special One is under contract with the Red Devils until at least 2020 after penning an extension last week, ending reports that he was angling for a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Man United chiefs were reportedly concerned by comments made by the Portuguese manager last year and quickly moved to line up possible replacement options, which included the Spurs Argentine head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

As per the reports from Manchester Evening News, while the Red Devils are no longer concerned about losing Jose Mourinho for now, they still have an eye on the future and Pochettino is a part of their succession plans.

Real Madrid could pounce before then, however, with a separate report recently suggesting that the 45-year-old is a possible target for the Spanish giants as early as this summer.

Alongside Mauricio Pochettino, Man United are also considering Carlo Ancelotti as the potential replacement of Jose Mourinho at the Theatre of Dreams.