Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has made it publicly known who he wants to see take over the reins now that Jose Mourinho has been sacked.
Neville believes the most viable candidate for the Old Trafford job is current Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, due to his style of play, mannerisms and belief in young talent, something that the Manchester club where once synonymous for.
“I said last season that for me, the next manager of Manchester United should be Maurizio Pohcettino.” Neville told Sky Sports.
“But I look at the values of Manchester United, you look at Maurizio Pochettino’s belief in young players at Southampton and with Tottenham.
“You look at his performance levels and the style of play, the way in which he carries himself at all times, publicly and in private.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to spend two or three days at Tottenham’s training ground and for me he just feels like the most ideal candidate.”
It has been a tough season for the Premier League’s most successful side who were on the wrong side of a 3-1 demolition at the weekend to bitter rivals, Liverpool.
“It’s been unpleasant, it’s been unsavoury, you could see on the pitch it’s impacting the players.” He said.
“The players have looked demoralised, disinterested, it’s been so inconsistent and the sacking of Jose Mourinho is the result of what happened last summer, when Jose came back after the first part of United’s pre-season tour and started complaining to the media,
“You knew that this was going to rumble on.”
Since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Manchester United have struggled for consistency. After 27 years under Alex Ferguson, United have now seen three different managers since his departure; David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and now Jose Mourinho.
Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes was initially given a six-year contract, which ironically would not have yet expired had he still been in the job.
Neville believes the club need to take their time and make sure the next appointment is the right one.
“It’s been seven years of poor recruitment and decisions. I can’t see anybody at the football club that’s got the qualifications to do this.” Neville said.
“Recruitment has been erratic. The current team have had three chances to appoint a manager, they’ll probably get a fourth.
“They need to make the right move, it’s not about speed, they need to make sure the next manager is the right manager.
“The club needs to reset.”