Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Old Trafford Chiefs Keeping Eye on Poch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Old Trafford Chiefs Keeping Eye on Poch

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UNITED still consider Mauricio Pochettino a long-term managerial target, despite handing Jose Mourinho a contract extension last week.

Old Trafford's hierarchy have longadmired the Tottenham boss, who is seen as an ideal candidate to succeed Mourinho.

And the nature of Spurs' utterly dominant performance against United at Wembley on Wednesday will only have strengthened the belief within the club that the Argentine is one of the most impressive coaches in world football right now. While there is no desire to hasten Mourinho's departure - the decision to tie up his future for a further year when only midway through his contract is evidence of that - the fact Pochettino remains of interest points to the club's longer-term planning.

The appointments of Louis van Gaal and Mourinho had an element of panic about them. …

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