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Mauricio Pochettino Is 'Hopeful' Of Becoming Manchester United Manager

Mauricio Pochettino Is 'Hopeful' Of Becoming Manchester United Manager

Mauricio Pochettino is 'hopeful' he will be Manchester United manager at the beginning of next season.

The Mirror have exclusively reported that current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford.

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If he fails to guide United into the top six then United could turn to Pochettino.

He is currently out of work after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur and replaced with Jose Mourinho in November.

The Argentine is in demand across the globe but would prefer a return to management in the Premier League.

United's American owners are reportedly concerned with falling revenues due to United's lack of Champions League football.

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Major sponsors such as Adidas and Chevrolet are believed to have Champions League clauses in their contracts with 'The Red Devils' that reduce any payments.

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Solskjaer still has the backing of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward but United currently sit in eighth and six points off the top four.

It's also United's worst season at this point in over 30 years which has angered many of the Old Trafford faithful.

They did manage to strengthen their squad in January following the arrivals of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January.

But the squad is still threadbare and injuries to key players such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have derailed their season.

In the case of Pogba, many have questioned if the Frenchman will remain at Old Trafford next season following comments from his agent Mino Raiola.

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Raiola slammed the United hierarchy in December and claimed their footballing vision was lacking.

"In truth I look at Manchester United and think that they have more an American mentality than a European one," Raiola told The Telegraph [subscription required].

"By that I mean that sometimes it seems the club is more concerned about the economic part than the sports part and that is a very American way of thinking. They need someone to connect the economic side and the sports side."

Scott McTominay's injury has also seen United lacking in the midfield department after a solid start to the season.

United return to action next Monday in a crucial clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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