- Man United legend wants the Red Devils chiefs to replace Mourinho with Pochettino
- The Portuguese tactician was sacked earlier on Tuesday, December 18, after a poor run of results
- Gary Neville says the Argentine tactician Pochettino has what it takes to return the club to top of the table
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is an ideal replacement for out-gone manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician was recently sacked by his former employers following the Red Devils' struggles in all competition this term.
They suffered a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in their crunch Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday as the Old Trafford outfit remain sixth on the log with 26 points from 17 matches.
United are expected to name an interim manager until the end of the season before appointing a substantial coach for the team.
Meanwhile, Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to join the club in the past few months according to Goal.
Neville has been one of the club's former stars disappointed with Mourinho's approach, and admitted that he believes Tottenham manager Pochettino is the perfect man to resurrect the Reds.
Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “I’ve been fortunate to spend time at Tottenham’s training ground, and for me he [Pochettino] feels like the ideal candidate.
"Man United have tried managers who have won European cups, they’ve tried managers who have won multiple leagues.
"My view is they need someone who meets the three key principles of the football club, and that is promotion of youth, entertaining football, and to win football matches.”
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Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has emerged as one of early favourite for the caretaker role, according to reports. The World Cup winner played for United under Sir Alex Ferguson between 2001 and 2003.
Legit.ng recalls that Manchester United legend Gary Neville predicted Jose Mourinho's sack over the weekend after the Red Devils were battered 3-1 at Liverpool.
SunSport citing Sky Sports claims the 43-year-old is still unhappy with some of the decisions made by the club's chiefs, including a new deal for Mourinho at the start of the year.
“Will Mourinho leave? I think it'll happen. My preference would always be to get to the end of the season. But the boardroom is so naive it’s unbelievable.
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