Sir Alex Ferguson has emerged from the shadows at old Trafford in order to finally consolidate his role as ‘kingmaker’ at Manchester United.
A source close to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has told the Harry Hotspur blog of the strategy that Man Utd are pursuing in order to secure Mauricio Pochettino, as their next permanent boss.
After the managerial disappointments of Van Gaal, David Moyes and one Mourinh,o patience at United is best described as frayed.
Woodward is under no illusion that he must recruit a manager who can deliver trophies – not in the medium to long term – but in the short term – because that is how successful clubs operate.
It is no secret in the football world that Pochettino is deemed to be a considerable talent, but one working with a chairman that has done little but hinder any hope of progress.
All the flannel about the Hotspur Way being state of the art and the new stadium being amazing is nothing more than flannel. It’s all purely speculative financial move to sell more food, drink and merchandise.
If Pochettino is serious about being a football manager that history remembers, then he will need to win Premier League trophies.
Woodward believes he will only have one shot at securing Maurico before Real Madrid come in for him and wants For Alex to oversee the offer, personally.
In typical Fergie style, the Scot needs the Argie to convince him that he has the ambition to match United’s resources.
I’ve made my own view clear.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Poch to swerve the tough job at Old Trafford and continue take Daniel Levy’s easy money.
Only last week Poch baffled the English press by trying to pass off some tin pot cup he won with Espanyol a decade ago, as an indication of his tangible success.
If Mauricio doesn’t get the move, it may well be because he failed the interview process.