Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told his old employers to move for Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino over the summer, according to The Telegraph.

The Red Devils parted company with Louis van Gaal at the end of last season after failing to qualify for the Champions League and have since hired Jose Mourinho as their new head coach.

Pochettino meanwhile continues to impress in North London, with Spurs the only unbeaten Premier League side this season currently and sitting pretty in second place in the table.

The Argentine trainer has replicated the high-tempo pressing style from his Southampton days and has a young and hungry group of players at his disposal.

Pochettino is quickly being adjudged to be one of English football’s most reputable managers and it s known that he has had lunch with Ferguson in the past.

The latest report suggests that the retired Scot told United to move for Pochettino, not Mourinho, over the course of the summer but the Old Trafford outfit instead opted to move for the Portuguese trainer.


  1. My take is SAF didn’t want JM and thought MP a better bet, and United did go for MP but he turned them down, so United took JM as second choice.

  2. Yeah exactly what Chris44 has written, Manure approached MP and were desperate to sign him, but he told them where to go basically and said he wasn’t interested in leaving Spurs for any other club in the Prem. He has already said that the only clubs who could possibly pry him away from his project at Spurs, is RM or Barca. So, dream on Manure, you’ve no chance of getting him and Levy would throw money at MP now to keep him.


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