The race to be the next permanent manager of Manchester United is heating up once more, and it appears to be a two-horse contest between Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag.
Both Pochettino and Ten Hag are excellent managers and appear to be excellent choices, but there is still disagreement among United supporters about who is the greatest fit for the club.
Pochettino’s problems at PSG have just added fuel to the flames that he could be the next manager of Manchester United.
When Jose Mourinho was ousted in 2018, the former Tottenham manager was extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford, but a run of 14 wins in 19 matches saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed on a full-time basis.
Whoever is named manager has a massive task ahead of them as United seeks to re-establish itself as one of the finest teams in the Premier League.
According to MEN Sport, United might make up to four new signings this summer, with the club’s problems in central midfield finally being addressed.
The midfield isn’t the only position that United will likely need to improve, with Edinson Cavani’s rumored departure leaving the team in serious need of forwarding signings.
Signing an elite-level striker is never simple, but if Pochettino is hired manager of Manchester United, the club may have an advantage over other clubs hoping to recruit a goalscorer.
Harry Kane appeared to be on his way to Manchester City in the summer, but Daniel Levy blocked his move to the Etihad.
The England captain hasn’t looked like himself since, and Spurs may be persuaded to move the striker before his worth falls even further.
United have long admired Kane, and his goal-scoring skills may be just what they need to make a credible title challenge.
Pochettino was a significant effect on Kane’s development as a kid during his time as Tottenham manager, and his hiring at Old Trafford could persuade the three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner that United is the place for him.
Of course, Kane’s decision to stay or go may not be the biggest sticking block in a trade.
Levy is thought to have requested £150 million from City last summer, but with a year less on his deal and an unsuccessful 2021/22 season under his belt, that amount might be cut.
So, if you’re debating whether Pochettino or Ten Hag should be appointed manager, consider the former’s relationship with Kane.