Unai Emery questions why Mauricio Pochettino would become next Man United manager

The Arsenal manager doesn't understand why Mauricio Pochettino would want to become the next Man United manager

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Screen grab

Unai Emery has poured cold water on speculation suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino could become the next Manchester United manager.

The Spurs boss has emerged as the clear favourite to take over the reins of Manchester United at the end of the season when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finishes his run as caretaker manager.

Pochettino has enjoyed great success at Spurs after leading the north London side to a top-four finish in his last three seasons at the White Hart Lane outfit.

The Argentinian coach even masterminded a title challenge in 2015-16 and 2016-17 before Spurs faded in the final months of those Premier League campaigns.

Pochettino has also been linked with the Real Madrid role despite los Blancos turning to Santiago Solari following Julen Lopetegui’s disastrous spell in charge.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night, Emery said:

“I think he’s very happy at Tottenham.

“I think he’s coaching a very big team with a very big player and now they are in the Champions League they are also in a better position in the Premier League than Manchester United.

“I think his performance at Tottenham is very big. I don’t know if he’s thinking to change for another club, but I am looking at him with a very big commitment to Tottenham and he’s creating a good performance a good idea at Tottenham.

“Tottenham improved a lot with him. I think we need also to create our way and our test tomorrow is a very big test.”

Tottenham were 3-0 winners against Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford earlier this season as Pochettino’s side impressed with a dominant performance.

Manchester United confirmed Solskjaer as their caretaker manager until the end of the campaign as the Red Devils look to restore their core values to the squad.

The Red Devils will take on the Norwegian’s former employers Cardiff City in their next Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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