Manchester rivals set to go head-to-head for highly-rated manager

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Manchester United and Manchester City could be set to go head-to-head to land highly-rated manager Mauricio Pochettino as both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola’s Premier League futures remain uncertain.

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United appointed Solskjaer as their permanent manager in March 2019 following a short spell as interim manager having taken over from Jose Mourinho.

Elsewhere, City’s Guardiola is in his fourth year as the Citizen’s manager but failure to land the club’s long-awaited European silverware and after being outdone domestically by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the Spaniard’s future has been cast into doubt.

Guardiola is in the final year of his City contract and with no signs he will renew his deal, both Manchester clubs could be set to battle it out for the available Pochettino.

According to a recent report from The Mirror the United board are ‘prepared’ to show Solskjaer the exit if the Norwegian cannot turn the side’s on-field performances around.

However, a recent report from TalkSPORT claims that the Reds may not be the only club in Manchester to be considering sounding out the services of the former Spurs manager.

The report claims that United are ‘aware’ of their rivals interest in the 48-year-old Argentinian as both sides look to improve their long-term futures.

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  1. We are going to go nowhere soon under Ole Solskjaer. He doesn’t have the experience for a top premier Team. Just as a player grows stronger and more experienced, so do great managers. This manager has reached his peak and his peak isn’t good enough. We must replace him with a new manager who can and will, elevate United into another level. We have a team of good and very, very good players but they need to galvanize, they need to be pushed, they need to excel individually and collectively. At the present time they are lacking in confidence and a failure to break out of the pack and lead. That is a skill a manager brings with him with experience. Unfortunately, Ole Solskjaer isn’t providing this for the players.

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