Gary Neville calls for Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager

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Gary Neville calls for Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager, with club legend insisting PSG boss would be the right ‘fit’ and hailing his ability to get ‘the best out of players’

  • Mauricio Pochettino is among the favourites to take over at Manchester United 
  • Gary Neville thinks Pochettino, the PSG boss, is the ideal candidate for the role 
  • He has hailed the tactician as the right ‘fit’ and saluted his ability to improve stars


Gary Neville believes that Mauricio Pochettino should become Manchester United’s next boss, as he insists he would be the right ‘fit’ for the job.

Ralf Rangnick has been handed the reins until the end of the season, and the interim manager will then move into a consultancy role for another two years.

Meanwhile, speculation around who will take over permanently is continuing to rage in the background, with PSG coach Pochettino among the heavy favourites.

Gary Neville says Mauricio Pochettino is the perfect fit to become Man United's next manager

Gary Neville says Mauricio Pochettino is the perfect fit to become Man United’s next manager

Indeed, Sportsmail reported that the former Tottenham tactician was keen on taking the job at United mid-season, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed.

Neville is keen on his old club looking for a long-term appointment and, as such, has identified Pochettino as the ideal candidate to take them forward. 

‘I don’t think [Antonio] Conte was a fit for United,’ Neville said on Sky Sports.

Ralf Rangnick has taken charge until the end of the season, and will take on a consultancy role

Ralf Rangnick has taken charge until the end of the season, and will take on a consultancy role

‘I think United will get the right manager at the end of the season for the longer term.

‘I’d like Pochettino to be the next manager because he’s got experience of the league, I think he would play the right type of football.

‘It feels like the moment for him to step up. He’s managing big stars, characters and personalities.

‘I’ve always liked him and the way in which he has operated. I think he fits the club, he works with young players as well.

Neville says Pochettino would ensure United play the 'right football' and improve their players

Neville says Pochettino would ensure United play the ‘right football’ and improve their players

‘He gets the best out of players. He’s a good coach. But also I think he works people the right way.

‘But he’s got a job at Paris Saint-Germain, and if he does well there, they obviously won’t let him go.’

Pochettino has endured a difficult season on and off the pitch at the Parc des Princes, with his reign marred by dressing room egos and limp performances.

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