Mauricio Pochettino eyed for Manchester United manager role amid Erik ten Hag uncertainty

Mauricio Pochettino is being considered for the Manchester United manager position after narrowly missing out on the job in April 2022. Sir Jim Ratcliffe is interested in holding talks with Pochettino, as Erik ten Hag's tenure at Old Trafford is uncertain. Pochettino's exciting style, which led Tottenham to the 2019 Champions League Final, makes him a popular choice among fans. Potential successors at Chelsea include Ipswich's Kieran McKenna, Leicester's Enzo Maresca, Roberto De Zerbi, and Hansi Flick.

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Mauricio Pochettino is being considered for the Manchester United manager position, two years after narrowly missing out on the job. Following his mutual departure from Chelsea, INEOS chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly interested in holding talks with the former Tottenham boss as Erik ten Hag’s tenure at Old Trafford hangs in the balance.

Pochettino was a leading candidate for the United job in April 2022 while at Paris Saint-Germain but lost out to Ten Hag, who impressed with his deep knowledge of the club. Ten Hag’s first season saw success with a third-place Premier League finish and a Carabao Cup win, but this season has been disappointing, with United finishing eighth and exiting the Champions League group stage. Despite an upcoming FA Cup final against Manchester City, Ten Hag’s future remains uncertain, with Ratcliffe withholding public support.

Pochettino’s exciting style, which led Tottenham to the 2019 Champions League Final, makes him a popular choice among fans. Potential successors at Chelsea include Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna, Leicester’s Enzo Maresca, former Brighton chief Roberto De Zerbi, Stuttgart’s Sebastian Hoeness, Girona boss Hansi Flick, and long-shot candidate Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 8th
Win 16
Draw 6
Loss 14
Goals 52-56
Diff -4
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 8th in the Premier League with 54 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 18 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 14 times. In its last match, Manchester United won 0-2 against Brighton & Hove Albion.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 52 goals and conceding 56.​

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