Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still believes he can be Manchester United manager in the future, insisting that ‘football is timing‘.
Pochettino became a target for Man United in 2018 when the Red Devils were searching for Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
United would go on to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Portuguese manager’s replacement while Pochettino stayed put at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs parted ways with the Argentine tactician in 2019 and a few months later, he came the manager of PSG.
Last year November, United relieved Solskjaer of his duties as Manchester United boss after he failed to arrest the club’s run of poor form and the Red Devils had to search for his replacement.
Mauricio Pochettino was linked with a move to Old Trafford whilst as the PSG boss but the Parisians didn’t let their boss leave halfway through the season. As a result, United appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.
At the end of last season, Manchester United reportedly held talks with Pochettino during his last few weeks as PSG boss over a chance to become their next permanent boss but the Reds eventually appointed former Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag.
Pochettino’s recent snubs from United haven’t put him off from managing the club in the future, as he insisted that ‘timing’ is everything in football.
“Football is timing,” Pochettino told Radio Marca when asked what are his chances of becoming United boss in the future. “It’s the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen. Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. I don’t believe that trains pass just once.”
Pochettino’s chances of becoming United’s next boss next season are thin because Manchester United are reportedly ready to be patient with the Dutchman.
Ten Hag has been decent so far as United boss. The Red Devils are three points off the fourth position with a game in hand and also guided United to a 2nd place finish in the Europa League group stage.