Mauricio Pochettino was Manchester United’s first choice for their managerial vacancy before Jose Mourinho was appointed, it has been claimed.
Mourinho was confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s replacement in July following months of intense speculation, but former Spurs player Jermaine Jenas insists it was Pochettino who the United hierarchy most coveted.
“If Pochettino would’ve been available he was Manchester United’s first choice, 100 per cent,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I think they would’ve taken him over Mourinho all day long.”
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