FERGIE'S FAVE Man Utd legend Ferguson backing Pochettino to become next manager

Legendary former Old Trafford king, who won 13 Prem titles during his 26 years in charge, remains a huge fan of Tottenham's Argentine boss


Posted Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has Alex Ferguson’s backing to be Manchester United’s next boss.

The Tottenham manager is United’s No1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho from next season, with Fergie championing him behind the scenes.

FERGIE'S FAVE Man Utd legend Ferguson backing Pochettino to become next manager
Sir Alex Ferguson wants Mauricio Pochettino to become the next Manchester United boss

FERGIE'S FAVE Man Utd legend Ferguson backing Pochettino to become next manager
The Tottenham manager is one of the huge favourites to take over the helm at Old Trafford next summer

Poch famously had lunch with the Old Trafford legend two-and-a-half years ago at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, London.

Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 years at United, remains a huge fan of the Argie coach.

United will step up their search for Mourinho’s successor and appoint at the end of the season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepping in as caretaker.

Zinedine Zidane is in the running and will not cost a penny in compensation after leaving Real Madrid in the summer.

FERGIE'S FAVE Man Utd legend Ferguson backing Pochettino to become next manager
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United yesterday morning

FERGIE'S FAVE Man Utd legend Ferguson backing Pochettino to become next manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, pictured with Fergie, has been appointed interim manager until the end of the season

Pochettino will cost £34million in compensation if he departs Spurs as he agreed a long-term deal last season.

While clubs are reluctant to pay to release managers from other clubs, senior figures at United believe Poch is worth the money compared to the cost of signing Premier League-standard players.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer checked into the Lowry Hotel on Wednesday night ahead of taking over as Manchester United boss.

The Norwegian was named interim manager until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho's sacking.

And former Red Devils striker Solskjaer was pictured arriving at the team's hotel at 7.40pm in the back of a car.

Solskjaer will step into Mourinho's job at Old Trafford, and perhaps he might even fill the luxury £870-a-night suite that the Portuguese left behind.

And the 45-year-old will now prepare for his first game in charge of United on Saturday against Cardiff - a side he used to manage.



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