Paul Scholes has said the Manchester United job is Mauricio Pochettino’s if he wants it.

Pochettino has been heavily tipped to become United’s new permanent manager next season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho this week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been put in charge as caretaker boss until the end of the season, but Pochettino is said to be the only name on the Manchester club’s list of potential long-term appointments.

And Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles with United during a decorated playing career, is the latest former Red Devil to heap praise on Pochettino amid speculation the Argentinian could leave Tottenham next summer.

“Pochettino’s the man. If he wants the job then I think it’s his,” said Scholes (via the Mirror).

“He carries himself brilliantly with the media and with his team. He promotes young players and most importantly he wins a lot of football matches.

“I know people say he’s got a great team at Tottenham. He has.

“But can he ever really win the league with Tottenham? I’m not sure he can. With United, he’ll have the spending power, the money and he’ll be capable of winning the league. I think if he wants the job then he’s definitely the man.”

Journalists were blocked from asking questions about United in Pochettino’s press conference on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Everton.

Later in the press conference, Pochettino urged the media and the club’s fans to get behind the decisions he is making more often.

Spurs go into the festive period on the back of three successive league wins and an EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Arsenal.



  1. Paul Scholes is another ex player/pundit staring enviously at Spurs and doing his upmost to tout garbage about how Poch needs to come to the great Utd if he wants to win things!! Carragher doing exactly the same scared that his mighty Liverpool have some real competition. Shocking the amount of disrespect being shown to our club. Never seen so much airtime and column space given to this.

  2. Yeah, it’s disgusting. Utd and liverpool using their ex players in the media to try and destabilise our club. We should be more active in defending ourselves.

  3. Scholes knows full well that Pochettino will never come to Man U. so long as Woodward is involved. Indeed; if he (Paul) can keep the Pochettino rumour alive intil the summer and keep Woodward in the picture; by the time that Poch turns them down- it is highly unlikely that any top manager will be willing to take the job at Man U. Woodward’s general management train wreck is so destructive and so rapidly declining that by summer, Scholes may be in line to replace Mourinho and to get Woodward sent packing.

  4. Nothing but envy from all the alledged pundits, sorry guys Poch is not leaving THFC for Utd!
    Go find another team and manager to annoy, it about time you all left Spurs alone and found another scapegoat team and manager! As it now becoming very boring just like you lot!

  5. All these idiots talking up poch for the manfester disunited job, were saying the same thing about Jose before it blew up in their faces. Morons, love poch but if he wants to leave good luck to him but wish the satanic msm would leave the club alone.


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