EPL: Wayne Rooney tips Pochettino for Mourinho’s replacement


Wayne Rooney

Former United star, Wayne Rooney has advised Manchester United to go for Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for sacked Mourinho.

Despite Ole gunnar’s seven wins in a row Rooney says he prefers Pochettino for United top Job.

Working as an analyst for ESPN FC,Wayne Rooney said: ‘I think first of all you have to give Ole an opportunity, if he continues the way he is going then I’m sure that will be a discussion for (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward and the Glazers whether he keeps the job. But if I had the opportunity to appoint somebody then I would go all out for Pochettino.

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United – for the last 20 or 30 years, since Sir Alex Ferguson anyway – have based themselves on young players, bringing players through.

‘Pochettino gets the best out of his players, whether they’re young or older players, but he also gives the young players a chance.

‘You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, and Southampton, who have gone on to play for the national team.

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‘I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach but also his willingness to give young players a chance.’


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