Man Utd presented 'perfect' next manager after Sir Alex Ferguson 'makes feelings clear'

Sir Alex Ferguson has made his Man Utd manager thoughts clear. (Image: GETTY)

Teddy Sheringham has urged Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager if INEOS decide to sack Erik ten Hag this summer. And Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly made his desire for the Argentine to finally follow his footsteps in the Old Trafford dugout after years of speculation.

INEOS are expected to confirm a final decision on Ten Hag’s future this week, the third in a season review helmed by Sir Dave Brailsford.

The Dutchman appeared set for the sack after overseeing United’s worst-ever Premier League campaign, finishing eighth with a -1 goal difference.

But an incredible FA Cup win against Manchester City – his second major trophy in as many seasons – sparked uncertainty over whether he would receive the third and final year of his contract.

United have reportedly met with potential successors, including Thomas Tuchel, Thomas Frank, Graham Potter and Pochettino.

It suggests Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the club’s new hierarchy are exploring options to replace Ten Hag despite ending the campaign on the highest of highs.

And Sheringham is keen for United to opt for Pochettino, who left Chelsea in May after just one year as head coach at Stamford Bridge.

“Out of all the candidates to replace Erik ten Hag, I think Mauricio Pochettino stands out. I think he has all the credentials to manage Manchester United,” Sheringham told Genting Casino.

Mauricio Pochettino is linked with the Man Utd job. (Image: Getty)

“I think he’s been around the block and is a good age. I like the way he gets his teams playing football and I think he would be perfect for United if Ten Hag is to leave the club.

“I think he was phenomenal at Tottenham, and he makes players better when they are coached under him. He doesn’t just buy to fit his plan; he makes them better.

“In the system that he plays, his teams have the ball most of the time. It’s not all about chasing after it. He takes the game to the opposition, and that’s exactly how Manchester United want to play.

“He may have had his eye on the job for a while, but every manager in the world would take the United job.

“It’s a huge job, a huge football club, and I think that if they are looking for a new manager, then Pochettino would be the man.”

HITC report that Ferguson – who led a 27-year era of dominance at Old Trafford before retiring in 2013 – is pressing United to give Pochettino a chance to take the reins.

The pair have shared a public long-term relationship, and Ferguson was thought to have previously fought in Pochettino’s corner when the club considered him in 2022.

They ultimately gave Ten Hag the job, but two years on, the iconic Scot may get what he wants this time around as D-day approaches.