Mauricio Pochettino Will Regret Rejecting Manchester United – Veteran Manager

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been warned that he could regret rejecting Manchester United if offered the job. The Argentine is reportedly United’s chief Ed Woodward’s no.1 choice to succeed Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis in the summer after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interim stint.Cardiff manager Neil Warnock sympathises with the potential decision Pochettino has to make, noting that: “You do feel guilty, loyalty-wise. You feel that you don’t want to let anybody down. But, I remember when I got promotion with Notts County, Chelsea offered me a job and I thought a lot about it, turned it down and got the sack six months later. So when people talk about loyalty, I think that is a load of bull. You have got to do what is right for you. There is a good time to leave a club and you have got to decide if that is the right time. Not just Pochettino, but any manager.”Warnock accepts the task at hand for whomever United choose is huge and leaving a project at Tottenham for Old Trafford may not be one which suits Pochettino. Warnock said: “Absolutely. The grass is not always greener. Sir Alex (Ferguson) knew when he left that the place was not the same. They’d lost a lot and no one has been able to put that back. It is still a big test for him (Pochettino]. Does he want that sort of challenge when he has got a new stadium and a squad he knows inside out? But Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and you don’t get that opportunity very often.”He added: “He just gets the best out of players. People talk about him not winning anything and when he finishes his career people will look back on that so it is important they do win something. But a good manager improves players and that is what he has done. They have got to get a little bit more ruthless against the top teams in the cups and in the league, but that is all that is missing. It is still a big test for him (Pochettino]. Does he want that sort of challenge when he has got a new stadium and a squad he knows inside out? But Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and you don’t get that opportunity very often.” He added: “He just gets the best out of players. “People talk about him not winning anything and when he finishes his career people will look back on that so it is important they do win something. But a good manager improves players and that is what he has done. They have got to get a little bit more ruthless against the top teams in the cups and in the league, but that is all that is missing.”Photo Credit: Getty

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