Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, believes that Mauricio Pochettino should be the next manager of the club and says that they must do everything they can to lure him away from Tottenham.
The Argentine has been consistently linked with the vacant post since Jose Mourinho was sacked last Tuesday. Former player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named as the interim manager and although he has admitted that he would “love” the permanent role, Scholes believes that the club should turn to Pochettino.
“Pochettino’s the man. If he wants the job then I think it’s his”, he told BBC 5 Live.
“He carries himself brilliantly with the media and with his team. He promotes young players and, most importantly, he wins a lot of football matches.”
"Can he ever really win the league with #THFC? I'm not sure he can."
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The 46-year-old has failed to deliver a trophy during his four year reign with Spurs but Scholes believes that the resources and money that United would have to offer him, would soon deliver the silverware.
“I know people say he’s got a great team at Tottenham. He has. But can he ever really win the league with Tottenham? I’m not sure he can.”
“With United, he’ll have the spending power, the money and he’ll be capable of winning the league. I think if he wants the job then he’s definitely the man.”
The former player-turned-pundit insists that, in order to return the club to its former glory, Mourinho’s successor will need the financial backing to make wise decisions during the transfer window. If that is done, he believes the players will slowly regain their confidence.
“Confidence is obviously very low and he’s going to need some new players, there’s no doubt about that.”
“If Pochettino comes in, he wants his players to play football and play with confidence so he’ll need a couple of centre-halves who can play football and can play out from the back.”
“I think he’ll need a midfield player, possibly a centre-forward, so you’re looking at maybe three or four players.”
“Pochettino, if he comes, will bring his experience with what he’s done at Tottenham as well. He could make a big difference to this team.”