Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder gives reason for backing Mauricio Pochettino for the Manchester United job

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has backed Mauricio Pochettino for Manchester United job because he believes the Argentine will take us to another level after his amazing work at Spurs.

Despite making Spurs top-four regulars in the Premier League and guiding them to their first ever Champions League final, Pochettino was sacked in November 2019.

He has remained without a club since then, but continues to be heavily linked with the United job with Solskjaer under immense pressure to deliver.

Ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara believes United would be making a wise decision in replacing Solskjaer with a proven coach and believes Pochettino ticks all the boxes in this regard.

“I think you have to give Pochettino massive respect for what he did at Spurs,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“He didn’t win anything, and that’s probably the biggest regret that he has got, but where he took that football club with no budget, not signing any players, producing young players, playing an exciting style of football, made him world-class.

“He made Tottenham a guaranteed top-four side every season, and he got them to a Champions League final. On the night they were poor, but as a manager he is unbelievable.

“For me he’s the fourth best manager in England right now, and he hasn’t got a job. The other three? [Jurgen] Klopp, [Pep] Guardiola and [Jose] Mourinho.

“I would have Pochettino in most football clubs – apart from Klopp and Guardiola.

“How can you not say he’s unbelievable? Look what he did at Southampton and look what he did at Spurs.

“Give him Man Utd’s squad and they would go to another dimension.”