Independent reporter Miguel Delaney: 'If Mourinho goes, United need Pochettino oomph'
- Delaney, once admittedly a good source, finds Spurs boss attractive for United
- He reckons United will finish in the top-4 but the worst may still happen
Delaney said on BBC5: ''Not that they are actually sounding replacements out but I heard that one name that was mentioned even when Mourinho came in was [Massimiliano] Allegri. So I'd be slightly surprised from two perspectives.
''First thing, I think Allegri is a better manager in this regard, but I'm not actually sure how suited Zidane would be to this role. He is one of those strange people because of the club he was at [Real Madrid] and the kind of figure he was for them. It's impossible to know how good he is as a coach.
''It feels like if an extreme happens this season - many think that could be a 'Mourinho third season' although I think United motor along and finish 3rd or 4th - United would need more oomph from underneath as a manager. Someone like [Mauricio] Pochettino, someone who doesn't just facilitate things which is what Zidane seemed to do at Real Madrid.''
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