Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino will take over at Manchester come summer 2019– at least that’s what former Tottenham man Jamie Redknapp thinks.
The Red Devils engaged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager on a 6 month contract that will come to an end in the summer.
It’s no secret that the Manchester club have long since been admirers of the Argentine coach and Redknapp believes that Pochettino, whom he called the real ‘special one’ will make the upgrade.
“I think Manchester United will get him. I think they will go for it and I think they will get him.” he said to Sky Sports
“Of course [Spurs fans should be worried] because he’s the special one, he’s a great manager that everyone would want at their club.
“Tottenham have got to do everything in their power to keep him, it’s as simple as that. He’s a very talented manager, the players adore him and play for him and you can see why Manchester United would want him.”
Redknapp acknowledged that it might be difficult to get the Tottenham manager who has overseen a transformation in the playing style and perception of the Lily Whites.
“It is all there for him, moving into a new stadium, a great young side and if he was to move it would be a real shame for Tottenham.
“But I’m sure, knowing Daniel Levy, he will think ‘where is the next one, who is the next manager that could take this club forward?’
“He will know there are people out there. There are not many like Pochettino but I would say someone like Eddie Howe would be the perfect fit for Tottenham; he gives young players an opportunity.
“So I don’t think it will be the end of the world but it will be a huge blow because it will give a lot of players the opportunity to say ‘if he’s gone we might want to go as well’.
“They have to keep him, it’s as simple as that. Tottenham have let a lot of their best players go in the last 20 years but they can’t let their best manager go because he’s a special talent. It would show a lack of ambition if they did let him go.”