Will Mauricio Pochettino join Man Utd? Who could replace him at Spurs?

Posted December 20, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino is confident his Tottenham players will avoid the damaging mistake of becoming distracted by speculation about his future.

The Englishman joined the German outfit in February after forging his reputation in the Premier League, building a strong relationship with Pochettino in similar roles at Southampton and Tottenham.

With sources telling ESPN FC that Pochettino is United's top choice to become their next permanent manager in the summer, the rumours are set to continue for the rest of the season.

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Pochettino emphasised he was content at Spurs.

While Poch is thought to be happy at Tottenham and wants to oversee the clubs move into their new stadium, which is expected in February, a report this afternoon has said that the 46-year-old would be interested in taking over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho (Andrew Matthews/PA).

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"Whoever came into that football club would find things hard because Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are doing things better".

"I think he's very happy at Tottenham", Emery told a news conference.

Gary Jacob knows Spurs and Arsenal inside-out in his work as sports reporter at The Times - here's his take on tonight's Carabao Cup quarter-final in our latest 'Preview from the Press Box'.

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"But how it will affect the financial side, attract big players or change the dynamic of the club and the business, it's only going to be a trophy".

Going into the clash, Arsenal had only won one of the previous five games they've trailed in at half-time this season, though that comeback victory did come against Spurs earlier this month. "I am not creating rumours, I am here". I accept opinion when you win and people praise you.

"From that point of view, I don't think anyone could argue with his pedigree". If we consider that he can cover 90 minutes, maybe he can play. They gave him a new contract last January - in the summer he wanted to sign centre-backss, those were indentified and once you don't agree with his signings, you're on a collision course. "If you are going to be the most successful manager in global football with Pep Guardiola, you are going to have a dip".

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While they are enjoying a good season, as they are third in the Premier League and through to the round of 16 in the Champions League, Pochettino is limited in how he can improve the team.