Wayne Rooney has revealed his belief that Mauricio Pochettino should be appointed Man Utd boss if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t get a permanent role.
The Norwegian tactician has led the Red Devils to a nine-game unbeaten run since he was put in charge on an interim basis to replace Jose Mourinho in December.
In turn, calls have been growing for him to get the job beyond this season, and if he is capable of maintaining United’s current form and perhaps even comes away with trophies at the end of the campaign, few would argue against him getting a long-term deal.
However, Rooney believes that if his former teammate doesn’t do enough to convince the hierarchy that he deserves the role permanently, they have to look toward north London and prise Pochettino away from Spurs.
“It’d be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis,” he told CNN.
“But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think Pochettino would be the right guy.”
Time will tell whether or not such a pursuit would be successful, but ultimately if Solskjaer keeps up Man Utd’s current form, it will surely grow increasingly difficult for the Premier League giants to ignore him and what he has done at Old Trafford on and off the pitch to lift the gloom that had descended on the club under Mourinho.
It’s not the first time Rooney has recommended Pochettino though, as noted by the Independent, as the United legend is seemingly very keen to see the Argentine arrive at his old club.