Manchester United open talks with Mauricio Pochettino after the Istanbul loss
Manchester United have reportedly approached former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after
the loss to İstanbul Başakşehir in the group stages of the Champions League.
According to the report in the Manchester Evening News, the United hierarchy was earlier willing to back
the Norwegian, but the defeat on Wednesday made them reconsider.
The Red Devils are languishing at 15th place in the Premier League table and could enter the
international break in 17th place if they lose to Everton this weekend.
The dismal start to the season comes after Manchester United finished 3rd in the league last season.
Pochettino is waiting in the wings and is motivated to take on the mantle of head coach at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Sky Sports last weekend, he expressed his desire to return to managerial football:
I am looking forward to being involved in the game, I love the game. We are inside, working,
but it’s not the same as being involved every day.
Working with your staff, working with players – always you miss that, that’s the reality.
I love football, it’s my passion, not my job. It’s not a stress to work in football. It is not a stress to go
to training. It’s not a stress to prepare the team. It’s not a stress to compete.