Forlan: Old Trafford Move Could be “Incredibly Tempting” For Pochettino

Diego Forlan discussed about Mauricio Pochettino’s future plans in one of the weekly articles he writes for The National.

Forlan, who left Manchester United for Spain in 2004, says Pochettino is happy at Tottenham Hotspur and enjoying his time in London, but the Penarol forward believes that a United call could be too hard to turn down for the Argentinian coach.

“I can see why people say he is better staying off at Tottenham, but what if United did come in for him?” Forlan wrote.

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“United may have problems, but it’s still Manchester United, the biggest club in the world. If they have problems then that’s a challenge to a manager.

“They want to be the one to fix the problems, to restore greatness. It’s incredibly tempting. And Pochettino’s doing so well that he may even end up at Real Madrid, back opposite where we used to have coffee.

“He is good where he is at the moment,” he added.

“He has an excellent squad, a new training ground and he doesn’t have to sell anyone. Spurs are building a new stadium holding 60,000. It’s an exciting time for the club and we saw with their 3-0 win against United on Sunday just how good his team are.

“He is also living in London, a city desirable around the world. His persona is a cool one. He is smart and speaks well, but he is a football man at heart. Like his compatriot and former team-mate Diego Simeone, they are among the best coaches in the world.”

The former Southampton manager has done excellent work at White Hart Lane. His tactical sensibility and utilization of young players has helped the North London club climb to the second place in the Premier League table, which means landing the 44-year-old would be a huge scoop for the Red Devils.


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