Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has claimed that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the “outstanding candidate” to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager after the Portuguese was relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning.
Gary Neville was asked on Sky Sports, for whom he works as a pundit, who he would choose as the next coach at Old Trafford and was in little doubt as to who Ed Woodward should be targeting.
“I was fortunate enough to spend two or three days at Tottenham’s training ground and for me he just feels like the most ideal candidate,” Neville said.
“Manchester United have tried managers who have won European Cups, managers who have won leagues, managers who have a solid grounding in the Premier League.
“My view is they ned someone who follows the three key principles of that football club which is promoting youth, entertaining football and winning football matches.
“People say he hasn’t won trophies at Tottenham but for a net spend of minus £29m he couldn’t have done more, he’s done the most incredible job and I do think he is the outstanding candidate.
“He is the individual I think who fits the profile of what Manchester United need.
“You look at his performance levels and the style of play you look at the way he carries himself in public and private, for me he just feels like the most ideal candidate.”