Manchester United Chiefs Preparing Deal For Mauricio Pochettino At End Of The Season
It is believed that Manchester United chiefs are ready to make a move to replace Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, and those behind the scenes at Old Trafford believe he is the only contender to replace the current boss.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is being headhunted by the Premier League side, who are reportedly ready to splash £40 million to land the 46-year-old this summer, according to The Sun.
United face competition to bring Pochettino on board, with Real Madrid also reportedly interested, but they are clearly determined to get their man and believe they can sell the club as the most 'attractive proposition.'
The United boss has struggled for consistency in recent months, with his side currently sitting eighth place, an incredible 18 points behind rivals Manchester City.
That being said, Jose Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes has said in a rare statement today that Mourinho is staying at Manchester United and that the club are happy with his work.
One of his biggest issues at present seems to be his relationship Paul Pogba.
To be fair, it has only been one of the many problems that Manchester United fans have had the unfortunate pleasure to watch this season.
There have been moments when the two have been able to repair the cracks, but it seems that their relationship might be well and truly buried after the United manager's most recent actions.
According to the Independent, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has texted club officials to say that he has lost all hope in fixing his problems with the World Cup-winning Frenchman.
"Mourinho is also now said to be at a loss as to how to deal with the French international and get the better of him, and actually texted club officials to complain that he has tried everything to no avail, from the conciliatory to the hardline," Miguel Delaney wrote.
It follows on from reports that the Special One called the former Juventus star a "virus" in front of his United teammates.
"You don't play. You don't respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you," Mourinho reportedly added (via the Daily Record).
The 55-year-old Portuguese manager suffered a major setback in the Premier League after United could only secure a 2-2 draw against Southampton over the weekend.
Following on from the result, the Red Devils boss has revealed that his top-four ambitions for the club have changed.