Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time as manager of Manchester United has come to an end after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday – and now he can be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino is one of the names closely linked to the vacant position – with the Manchester Evening News reporting that the Paris-Saint Germain boss now wants the job.
United have fallen to eighth in the league table after poor form during a season in which they were tipped as title contenders in the Premier League.
It could be up to Pochettino to see the Red Devils fight back for a top four place alongside Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Argentine has a lot of history at Liverpool after his time at the helm of Tottenham Hotspur – most notably losing in the Champions League final when the Reds took home the number six in 2019.
The rivalry between Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp could soon be renewed – if United want to take their man – and the ex-Spurs manager has said this about Liverpool in the past.
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“You Can’t Compare” [Liverpool and Tottenham ]’ said Pochettino.
“When Klopp arrived at Liverpool, it was all about focusing on building a team that could compete and be a real competitor to other teams.
“Our philosophy is completely different, we cannot compare the two projects. They are on a completely different level.
“We are focused on different things [to Liverpool], that’s why we’re different, and we need to be focused to work in different ways and still be competitive, as football is the most important thing in this business.
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“[Liverpool] have an incredible squad and every season they add more quality.
“So it’s normal for Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea to build to win and be real contenders.”
Another contender for the vacant United job is former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who was forced to show his loyalty to Leicester City during his press conference before Chelsea won 3-0 at King Power Stadium on Saturday.