Former England international Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Erik ten Hag as their next boss.
Man United are expected to appoint their next permanent manager at the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.
The likes of Julien Lopetegui, Luis Enrique, ten Hag, and Pochettino have all been linked with a managerial move to United but the Ajax boss is said to be leading the race.
Reports emerged this week that Erik ten Hag to Manchester United is practically a done deal but Rooney thinks United should appoint Poch because he feels the PSG boss is the most suitable manager that can rebuild the Man United team.
Wayne Rooney: “If I’m choosing from one of them two [Ten Hag or Pochettino] I’d go with Pochettino and give him time.”
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Some Manchester United fans believe that Wayne Rooney picked Pochettino ahead of ten Hag because he feels that the PSG boss would be sacked in two years’ time as a result of poor performances and that would enable him to land the United job quicker.
@UnitedRARE tweeted: “Rooney just wants the job himself quicker, Poch won’t last 2 years.”
Rooney, who is Derby County’s current manager, recently unveiled that he entered management because he wants to manage Manchester United in the future.
Wayne Rooney: “The whole reason in me going into management is Manchester United.
“I got offered the job interview for the Everton job. I want to be Manchester United manager.
“I know I am not ready now but I have to plan everything I do to make sure one day it will happen.”
Source: The Sun