Mauricio Pochettino set to replace Mourinho at Man United

Pochettino to replace MourinhoPochettino reportedly turned down the United job before Mourinho was hired in 2016. /Courtesy

Manchester United chiefs are “desperate” to replace Jose Mourinho with Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s new manager at the end of the season.

The Sun reports that the Tottenham manager is the “only contender” to replace Mourinho, who has a clause in his United contract that will make it cheaper to sack him if the club don’t qualify for the Champions League.

Mourinho has struggled to impress the United board this season.

After 15 matches this season The Red Devils are currently in 8th position in the Premier League table with 23 points, eight behind 4th-placed Chelsea.

They are also 18 points behind league leaders Manchester City and the Sun says that Mourinho “knows he is on borrowed time at Old Trafford”.

Pochettino’s Tottenham meanwhile are sitting pretty in third, 10 points ahead of the Red Devils, and in a prime position to qualify for the Champions League.

Pochettino reportedly turned down the United job before Mourinho was hired in 2016.

Pochettino was appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager in May 2014.

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