Mauricio Pochettino still ‘hopeful’ of Man United appointment – Mirror
As per a report from the Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino still has his sights set on the managerial post at Manchester United.
After surprising the masses in making it all the way to the Champions League final last season, Pochettino’s Spurs subsequently endured a nightmare start to the new campaign.
The north Londoners notched just 3 wins from their opening 12 fixtures, a run which left them sitting in a lowly 14th in the Premier League table in mid-November.
Elsewhere, the Lilywhites were also ousted from the League Cup by League Two outfit Colchester, and fell to an absolutely embarrassing 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
As such, despite having long been regarded as one of the finest tacticians in England, rumours inevitably began to mount that Mauricio Pochettino was inching towards the Spurs exit door.
Therefore, on the back of a 1-1 stalemate at home to Sheffield United, it came as little surprise when an official announcement was forthcoming on the 19th of November, confirming that the Tottenham hierarchy had come to the decision to part ways with their long-time boss.
If the latest speculation across Europe is to be believed, though, then Pochettino doesn’t intend on being out of work for too long.
After the Telegraph reported earlier this week that Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are eyeing up Poch as a potential replacement for Diego Simeone, the Mirror have since suggested that the Argentine has his sights set elsewhere.
Pochettino is said to remain extremely keen on replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
The Argentine ‘has not given up hope’ of being appointed at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils hierarchy still viewing Pochettino as a potential installation on the club’s bench this summer.
Such a scenario would only come to fruition, though, in the case that United endure a nightmare end to the campaign.