Sir Alex Ferguson gives Jose Mourinho replacement green light to take job

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson would reportedly welcome Mauricio Pochettino as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have struggled since Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, with David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all failing to turn them into the swashbuckling side of old.

And now, the club would love Tottenham manager Pochettino to become their successor.

Manchester United have grown tired of Jose Mourinho. Not only are results poor, but the performances equally so. His treatment of star players such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez has also raised eyebrows.

Rumors have now delved into how Pochettino could take over at Old Trafford.

It is said that, two years ago, United tried their luck.

Ferguson was used as a pawn, meeting the Tottenham manager for lunch as part of a huge charm offensive.

That was shortly after the club had axed Van Gaal – and at a time where Mourinho was lined up to take over.

United were supposedly snubbed by Pochettino, but ‘came closer than you can ever imagine’ to getting him in.

And Reports say Ferguson has already endorsed the Tottenham boss as a possible United manager.

Man Utd: Five managers who could replace Jose Mourinho

Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham.

Zinedine Zidane – Out of work since leaving Real Madrid.

Antonio Conte – Out of work since being sacked by Chelsea.

Leonardo Jardim – Out of work since leaving Monaco earlier this season.

Ryan Giggs – Wales.

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