Video: Football panel discuss rival Premier League boss as Manchester United candidate

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The Sunday Supplement panel have discussed the possibility of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino replacing Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

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Speaking on Sky Sports, the panel acknowledged the speculation this week that the former Southampton coach could take charge at Old Trafford at the end of the season.

As a result, Shaun Custis of The Sun believes that Spurs would not be able to convince the Argentinian to stay should the Red Devils come calling given the appeal of the Premier League giants.

While Tottenham are currently in a promising position in the league which sees them occupy fourth spot as they sit just six points adrift of leaders Arsenal, the club have ambitious plans for the long-term future too.

The north London club are building a new 60,000-seater stadium at White Hart Lane, and with Pochettino developing a young and talented squad, they will feel confident about their ability to maintain their levels of success through what will be a testing period.

In contrast, Henry Winter of The Times insisted that a Pochettino departure could be disastrous for Spurs as it could potentially open the floodgates with several of the younger players following their coach through the exit door.

In turn, that would risk destabilising the club after settling under the 43-year-old, and the speculation, even if at an early stage, will naturally be a concern for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

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