Manchester United might have struggled their way past Sheffield United in the FA Cup, but their performance was as unconvincing as ever, and are reportedly looking to replace manager Louis van Gaal with Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino.
The Red Devils just managed to get through because of a penalty by Wayne Rooney, that was earned by Memphis Depay, but the team and especially Van Gaal came under heavy criticism for the poor display. Manchester United’s style of play was termed as “boring” by many fans on the social media.
Although the Dutchman seems to have the backing of the board at the moment, it seems that top brass at the Old Trafford is looking at Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement, after the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.
Pochettino has been one of the few managers who have been brewing a bit of a revolution in the Premeir League, as Spurs are challenging for the title. He had also done well with Southampton earlier in his career, and is seen as one of the brightest young managers around.
Blanc in contention too
It seems that the bigwigs at the Red side of Manchester are seriously looking for someone to replace Louis van Gaal at the start of the next season, as they are reportedly even considering PSG’s Laurent Blanc.
The Frenchman has had an outstanding season with the Parisian club, as PSG have soared into a 20-point lead at the top of the table. However, his success in the Ligue 1 might be questioned by the fact that there is no other club that can realistically challenge the financial might of PSG.