Tottenham boss willing to sign for Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino

One factor in their favour is the lack of a buy-out clause in the five-year contract that he signed last May.

Pochettino has been credited with transforming Spurs since the Argentinian coach replaced Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane in 2014. "I think all the people understand we are focused". It is not my business what happens at another football club.

It was more than 10 years ago since Tottenham have won a trophy when they lifted the League Cup in 2008 under the management of Juande Ramos.

Tottenham are looking to win their first silverware under manager Pochettino and their first since 2008 when they lifted the League Cup by beating Chelsea in the final.

"We need to assess him because he had a cold and he didn't go outside to train", Pochettino told a news conference.

This was highlighted in the recent summer transfer window, when the north London club failed to secure any new signings at all.

"You look at his performance levels and style of play, the way in which he carries himself at all times - publicly and in private - I have been fortunate enough to spend two or three days at Tottenham's training ground".

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Unai Emery questioned why his close friend would want to join United.

While Poch is thought to be happy at Tottenham and wants to oversee the clubs move into their new stadium, which is expected in February, a report this afternoon has said that the 46-year-old would be interested in taking over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rebuffed approaches from Real Madrid for Pochettino last summer, but it remains to be seen whether he would be tempted by an offer to follow in the footsteps of his idol Alex Ferguson by taking over at Manchester United.

"I think the director of football thing is a slight red herring in this", he said.

Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho (Andrew Matthews/PA). If we consider that he can cover 90 minutes, maybe he can play.

"That job is so tough because nobody in football can guarantee you are going to be here tomorrow". "When you look at the values of United, you look at his use of young players".

While they are enjoying a good season, as they are third in the Premier League and through to the round of 16 in the Champions League, Pochettino is limited in how he can improve the team.

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