After the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United are reportedly interested in Mauricio Pochettino as the next manager. Even though he still has a contract with PSG, some reports are indicating that he is not happy there. But looking at all the characteristics of Pochettino as a manager, he looks like the perfect fit for United on paper.
Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs wanted his team to press hard and play on the front foot. Irrespective of who the opponent is, Spurs went into games trying to win the ball high and play with a high tempo. This type of football has proved the most successful style in recent times as both Manchester City and Liverpool press hard and play possession oriented football. It might take time to instill this at United but Pochettino will be able to do it.
Trust in Youth
Pochettino is someone who always monitors the youth teams and fast tracks any young player who he thinks has potential. This is something he has done from his days at Espanyol and continued at Southampton and Spurs. At PSG, with the squad at his disposal, it’s more difficult to give chances to young players. But at United, where there always has been a tradition to give chances to young players, Pochettino will fit right in.
At the moment, Manchester United’s players are down and unhappy. Some of the squad players might feel like they would be better off leaving United in the transfer window. You need a manager with good man management to sort out all of these problems. Pochettino has shown during his time at Spurs that he builds good relationships with individual players and in general maintains a good atmosphere at the club.