Paul Ince backs Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino to be next boss and not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Paul Ince wants Mauricio Pochettino to be Manchester United’s next manager.

The former Red Devils midfielder was speaking on Jim White’s talkSPORT show on Monday about the managerial situation at his old club after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s incredible start in interim charge.

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly the number one target for United

Ince has been impressed with the Argentinian’s achievements at Tottenham Hotspur and is keen to see just how far he can go at a club like United.

“The name that always stands out is Pochettino,” Ince told talkSPORT. “I would like to see someone like Pochettino with a bigger budget and with a bigger squad.

“What he has done at Tottenham has been fantastic and incredible but Ole has to be up there too.

“How far can he take Tottenham? We’ve seen in the last two games without Kane, Ali and Son they are not the team that they are and haven’t got the strength in depth to win games.

“Pochettino wants to compete, he has said it today, it’s not just about winning cups, competing for the top four, competing for the title and that’s where he is at and if he hasn’t got the strength in depth, as you see with Liverpool now, he won’t have it and will go whether it is to Manchester United or Real Madrid.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a successful start to his tenure at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a successful start to his tenure at Old Trafford

Solskjaer has won his first eight games in charge of United as interim boss, leading to many fans wanting him to get the job on a permanent basis.

Ince added: “When someone comes in and does what he has done, winning eight games and got Burnley on Tuesday to make it nine, you are always going to get fans clamouring to make him the permanent replacement to Mourinho.

“It doesn’t always work like that. Man United is a massive, massive club and it is easy to appoint someone just on the basis of results.

“Listen, don’t get me wrong he has certainly made Ed Woodward think about who is going to be the next manager but it is a big, big job.

“I know there are Man United fans that want Ole and if they keep winning games, gets into fourth place in the Premier League, gets into the final of the Champions League then I’m sure he will be a strong candidate.”

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