Manchester United chief Woodward lines up Pochettino as Mourinho's replacement

Manchester United chief Woodward lines up Pochettino as Mourinho's replacement

- The Red Devils have shifted their focus from Zidane to Mauricio Pochettino

- They were heavily linked with a move for former Real Madrid boss Zidane

- Any more negative results from Jose Mourinho might mark the end of his reign at the Premier League side

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is reportedly considering a move for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino if Jose Mourinho gets sacked.

The Red Devils have struggled in all competitions since the start of the present season as they have gone four games at Old Trafford without a win.

They were forced to a goalless draw by struggling Spanish League side Valencia in their Champions League encounter on Tuesday, October 2.

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However, the club's chiefs are not comfortable with the way things are going at the club - especially with the Paul Pogba - Mourinho rift.

Tribal Football quoting the Independent report that they are more comfortable hiring the Argentine as against Zinedine Zidane who was earlier tipped to become the next manager at the club.

Zidane's job at Real Madrid really required such different dynamics, so different to the entire project entailed at United.

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Meanwhile, there are doubts in Spain that the Frenchman would want to manage this squad, while Daniel Levy would never let Pochettino him leave Tottenham Hotspur mid-season. previously reported that Real Madrid have made Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino as their target in case Zinedine Zidane leaves the club.

Los Blancos are even said to have contacted the 45-year-old former Argentine footballer over the possibility of him replacing Zidane at the Bernabeu.

This season, Real Madrid have not been finding it rosy in the Spanish La Liga as they currently sit fourth on the table and 19 points behind leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona.

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