Gary Neville names who Man United should appoint when Jose Mourinho leaves

The Man United legend wants Mauricio Pochettino to replace Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford

Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Screen grab

Gary Neville is hoping Manchester United will appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager when Jose Mourinho leaves Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table and are on course to secure their best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager back in 2013.

The 20-time English champions are in the FA Cup final at Wembley following a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur last month thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League following a 2-1 loss to La Liga giants Sevilla in the round of 16 earlier this season.

Pochettino has transformed Tottenham into perennial top-four contenders since the Argentinean coach replaced Tim Sherwood at the north London club.

The Spurs boss has masterminded famous Champions League victories over Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in Europe’s premier club competition.

Former Manchester United defender Neville explained why he would love to see Pochettino replace Mourinho at Old Trafford in the future.

“When Jose Mourinho’s time is finished at Manchester United, whether that’s one year, two years,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I hope it’s three years and I hope he wins multiple Premier League titles because I think he’s a fantastic manager, but this is the guy [Pochettino] I would want to manage the club I support.

“I think he’s the guy who deserves it. It’s probably the same for Paris Saint-Germain, it’s probably the same for Real Madrid. Daniel Levy knows that and I think that’s coming in the next 12 months for Tottenham. He is a big [issue] in a sense that if he leaves, it will be an issue for Tottenham. He is extracting the maximum from very limited resources.”

Manchester United signed Sanchez in a swap deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window as Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction.

The Red Devils won the Europa League and the League Cup last term under Mourinho.

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