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Poch already laying the foundations.

For his move to Man Utd:

Mauricio Pochettino wants to be considered for the Manchester United manager’s job next season despite having four and a half years left on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Argentinian is understood to regard the opportunity of moving to Old Trafford as too good to turn down, although it would cost United £34 million in compensation to prise him from Tottenham, which would take the club’s total bill for sacking José Mourinho earlier today past £50 million.

Pochettino refused to rule out the possibility of moving to United when asked about his intentions in a press conference today and is believed to have given the prospect serious thought already.

Despite his attachment to Tottenham and good working relationship with chairman Daniel Levy the 46-year-old is understood to have deep frustrations about the way the club his run, particularly regarding the lack of backing he has received in the transfer market, a tightly-controlled wage structure, the failure to offload players he no longer wanted last summer and on-going delays to the opening of their new stadium.

Pochettino will have to continue operating within such financial restrictions at Tottenham for several years even after the stadium is open, which would not apply to him at Old Trafford.

While United may not appear to be the right fit for a manager who values a strong work ethic and team unity above a superstar culture, Pochettino has doubts about whether he can achieve all his ambitions at Tottenham, who have not won a trophy for ten years. Despite being criticised by some observers for prioritising Champions League qualification ahead of silverware, Pochettino is very ambitious and is not content with finishing in the top four every year.

Pochettino is also coveted by Real Madrid, who are also planning to make a permanent managerial appointment at the end of the season, but views the United job as a greater opportunity as it is becomes available less frequently.

After years of underachievement since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 Pochettino is also convinced that it would not make much to make a significant improvement, particularly if he is backed in the transfer market.

United are understood to be preparing an offer for Pochettino and his entire first-team coaching staff — Jesús Pérez, Toni Jiménez and Miguel D’Agostino — to move to Old Trafford, but must first reach an agreement with Tottenham.

The club tied Pochettino to a new five-year contract worth £8.5 million per season last summer which does not contain a release clause, leaving United with no option but to buy it out in full in order to secure him.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have confirmed that they have activated the option to extend Jan Vertonghen’s contract by one year to 2020.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mauricio-pochettino-wants-united-job-but-would-cost-34m-ct7z9tj60



posted on 19/12/18

comment by Redinthehead - FreeGaza - فلسطين (U1860)
posted 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
Poxit!


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I think Levy will negotiate a very hard Poxit with Woodie

posted on 19/12/18

comment by wearethefamousTHFC (U19211)
posted 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
would you want to keep a gf that wanted to be with some other guy?


Wayne ?



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I'd wish her and Wayne every happiness.

posted on 19/12/18

What is certain is that, a hard Poxit will involve more than Poch,

Kane and Alli too

posted on 19/12/18

comment by CFC: FFP Champions (U20729)
posted 25 minutes ago
What is certain is that, a hard Poxit will involve more than Poch,

Kane and Alli too
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Eriksen, Toby & Verts all holding out on contracts.

comment by MKspur (U9129)

posted on 19/12/18

comment by KLS (U1695)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by CFC: FFP Champions (U20729)
posted 25 minutes ago
What is certain is that, a hard Poxit will involve more than Poch,

Kane and Alli too
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Eriksen, Toby & Verts all holding out on contracts.
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I don’t get why Verts gets put in with the other two.

He’s 31 and has another 18 months on his current deal.

Yes wum us about the others but Verts

posted on 19/12/18

You’ve just enforced his stay with another 12 months.

#freeJan

comment by MKspur (U9129)

posted on 19/12/18

Still trying

posted on 20/12/18

Jan has already said he wants to stay at Spurs

posted on 20/12/18

Those honest footballers!

Nothing to worry about then.

comment by MKspur (U9129)

posted on 20/12/18

comment by KLS (U1695)
posted 1 minute ago
Those honest footballers!

Nothing to worry about then.
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Not with Verts.

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