Manchester United Fans Turn On Mauricio Pochettino After Champions League Exit
Mauricio Pochettino is 'finished,' or at least his prospects of getting the Manchester United job are, in the eyes of many of the club's fans.
Pochettino has been an expected future United manager since before they even sacked Jose Mourinho in December 2018, when Poch was still in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.
With the United job once again up for grabs in the summer, when Ralf Rangnick's time as interim ends, there has been speculation about the former Spurs boss once again.
However, after Karim Benzema ripped through his PSG side on Wednesday night, knocking them out of the Champions League, the tide seems to have turned against him in the mind of United fans, with many taking to social media to voice their disapproval.
Knocked out of the French Cup and Champions League despite having Messi, Neymar and Mbappe but Man Utd's board somehow think he's the one to take the club back to where it belongs.— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) March 9, 2022
Please, keep Mauricio Pochettino FAR AWAY from Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/T9KCs8IQYD
Please keep Pochettino as far away from Manchester United as possible.— ًEllis. (@EIIisV3) March 9, 2022
Beating Real Madrid in there own yard isn't for everyone.... Reminder this is what Erik Ten Hag's Ajax did to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu 👍— Man Utd Fans (@United4fans) March 10, 2022
If #MUFC Fail to land Ten Hag and go for serial loser Pochettino especially after last night, I'll be done with this club .. pic.twitter.com/lQ6JmNgveb
You'll still hear some football experts suggesting that Pochettino is the right manager for Manchester United.— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) March 9, 2022
As Pochettino said Trophies are for egos— Don Jose LUHG (@Prefernot2speek) March 9, 2022
Keep this man away from United pic.twitter.com/ujtpp8mJaK
Erik Ten Hag or Rangnick on a permanent for me.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 9, 2022
God should punish whoever will suggest Pochettino to Manchester United. We have enough problems already. We can’t add his ‘bottleness’— EvAnS Ne-Yo👑𓃵 (@Evans_NeYo) March 9, 2022
This ends with Ten Hag to PSG and Pochettino to United, doesn't it? pic.twitter.com/Xk2vDjz7Ce— Brent (@brentmaximin) March 9, 2022
So if not Pochettino then it seems that United fans want Ajax manager Erik ten Hag to take over instead, but they may have missed out one hilariously glaring detail.
Those fans who want Ten Hag, because Pochettino lost in the Champions League, seem to be forgetting that the Argentine beat the Dutchman in the semi final of the tournament in 2019.
Not only did the Premier League side win, but they came back from a three goal deficit, in the second half of the second leg, so that's surely a bigger bottle job?
On top of the fact that Ten Hag is just as big a bottler as Pochettino, the current PSG manager isn't the only one to struggle with that team.
They're very existence seems to be to win the Champions League and yet each manager has found a different way to be knocked out of it.
Wednesday was, after all, just a day removed from the five year anniversary of them being knocked out by Barcelona after winning the first leg 4-0.
Poch may have had Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe at his disposal, and it doesn't look great, but it should hardly stop him getting the United job.
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