Wayne Rooney has said Manchester United should aim to appoint Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t given the permanent job.
Solskjaer has won nine out of 10 games since taking over from Jose Mourinho as United interim manager last month, including a 1-0 victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane.
But prior to Solskjaer turning United around, Pochettino was being heavily linked with the post.
A decision is set to be made on Solskjaer’s future in the summer.
And Rooney believes Pochettino is the “right guy” for United if his former club decides to go in another direction to Solskjaer at the end of the season.
“I think the club will have a decision to make at the end of the season, and it’d be nice to see if Ole’s going to continue with this form, and get a shot at the job on the payment basis,” Rooney told CNN.
“But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think in my opinion Pochettino would be the right guy.”
Right now, it’s difficult to see United looking at anyone but Solskjaer as their next permanent manager given the form they are in.
However, United could finish the season relatively strongly and still end up outside of the top four and trophyless.
Whether they will reward Solskjaer with a job regardless of where they finish in the table remains to be seen.