May 25, 2022

Mauricio Pochettino’s credentials for Manchester United boss have come under fire.

Doubtful Paul Merson insists that either Brandon Rogers or Graham Potter will do much better.


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says Mauricio Pochettino does not deserve to be a key candidate for Old Trafford.Credit: AFP
According to Paul Merson, Brendan Rodgers should be the next Man Utd manager.


According to Paul Merson, Brendan Rodgers should be the next Man Utd manager.Credit: Rex

PSG chief Pochettino and Ajax manager Eric Tan Hague are reportedly trying to replace interim United boss Ralph Ranginik this summer.

But Arsenal legend Merson has ridiculed Pochettino’s recent CV and believes the Argentine is going through his success at Tottenham.

The former England striker wrote in his own Sky Sports column“I don’t understand why Manchester United are waiting for Mauricio Pochettino. I don’t understand.

“If Pochettino doesn’t win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain, why would he go for it?

“You have to remember that he failed to win the French League last year. It is practically impossible to do so.

“Everyone says they need to go out and pick up Pochettino, but I don’t understand why.”

United superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and injured Paul Pogba have been criticized for failing in prison.

And Pooch’s PSG, despite dominating League 1 in France this season, have a similar dilemma as Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kellen Mbabane struggle to persuade.

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In contrast, Leicester Chief Rogers and Brighton Boss Potter have developed a coherent strategy.

And Mercer believes Rogers Old Trafford, the former Liverpool manager, would be a runaway tip if Fox hadn’t failed in recent weeks.

They are also fans of the way former Swansea boss Graham Potter has transformed Brighton into a stylish top 10 team.

Mersin argued: “Football is about time.

“If Leicester were now second in the Premier League and still in the cup, Brendon Rogers would be the favorite of the bookmakers to become Man Utd’s next manager.

“If I had been in charge at United, I would be going for Rogers or Graham Potter now. People are still holding on to Pochettino seven years ago.

“He took Tottenham as far as he could and then you found someone like Rogers who did a much better job than Pochettino.”

Pochettino guided the Spurs to the Champions League final and fourth place in the Prem in 2019.

But his five-year term ended with that sack in November of that year when he dropped to 14th.

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