Paul Merson: Manchester United should not appoint Mauricio Pochettino

February 17, 2022
By: Jamie Jones

Paul Merson has said that Manchester United should not appoint former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

The former Arsenal star does not think that Pochettino, now the head coach of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, is good enough to take charge of United.

The Sky Sports pundit has said that Pochettino did not really do much of note at Tottenham and is not having the best of times at PSG either.

Pochettino is rated at 5/2 on Betfair to take charge of United for the start of the 2022-23 season.

Merson told Sky Sports: “I don’t understand why Manchester United would be waiting for Mauricio Pochettino. I don’t get it. If Pochettino doesn’t win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain, why would they be going in for him?

“You’ve got to remember he failed to win the French league last year, too. That’s virtually impossible to do. Everybody keeps saying they need to go out and get Pochettino but I don’t understand why.

“It does my head in. It’s all I ever hear. What did he do? He got Tottenham to the final of the Champions League and his side finished third one year in the Premier League.

“PSG have appointed him to win the Champions League, but I don’t give PSG a chance of doing it this year so I’m not sure what the obsession is with Pochettino.”

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