3 reasons why Manchester United should appoint Mauricio Pochettino
Since the sacking of Jose Mourinho by Manchester United mid-season, the rumours about current Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino becoming the next Manchester United Manager haven't stopped. After the Portuguese left the club in December, Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as an interim manager, who has had a fairytale start to his managerial career at United, winning 7 games on the spin. However, due to Ole's lack of experience as a top-level manager, appointing him on a full-time basis will be a huge gamble for a club of United's stature. The English club should look to hire a manager who has a lot of experience managing at the top level.
Here are the three major reasons, so as to why Manchester United, while appointing the permanent manager in the summer should look no further than Mauricio Pochettino.
#1 Promoting and developing young players
One of the biggest qualities that a Manchester United's manager should possess is giving young players the chance at the highest level. From the days of 'class of 92", Manchester United have been giving chances to young academy graduates in the first team. The likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville are classic examples of developing and promoting academy graduates to the first team.
Mauricio Pochettino has a very impressive record when it comes to promoting young players to the first team, he has given chances to academy players in high-intensity matches without any hesitation. Players like Harry Winks, Walker-Peters, Skipp, etc have made their first team debut under Pochettino. If Manchester United appoint Pochettino, the manager will surely give chances to young players and develop them into world-class players.
#2 Attractive football
One of the striking features of Pochettino is his free and attacking play. Manchester United under managers David Moyes, Van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho have not been able to play an attractive style of football. Pochettino likes to play with a lot of intensity, something that has been lacking at Manchester United over the past few seasons. Pochettino likes his team to press up the field and be fearless from the word go. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the fans have been crying out to watch the team play fearless and attractive football. If United appoint Pochettino, good and positive style of play will be one of the guaranteed things. His style of play will be like a breath of fresh air for the club.
Since his arrival in 2014, Pochettino has a win percentage of over 55% in more than 212 games he has managed at the club. Pochettino has made spurs finish in the top 4 in 3 out of his 4 seasons at the club. The thing that Manchester United lack right now is consistency. In the past 5 seasons, the club has finished in the top 4 only on two occasions. Appointment of Pochettino will make sure that the club not only consistently finish in the top 4, but at the same time challenge for the title every season.
Published 20 Jan 2019, 17:47 IST