Manchester United legend Paul Parker has backed the rumours circulating this morning that Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the favourite to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager at Old Trafford.
Pochettino has reportedly made it clear he would be happy to move, despite currently being in charge at PSG where he is coaching the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
And Parker believes he is the ‘ideal’ man to take over at United.
“It doesn’t surprise me that he’s ready to leave now as he’s never looked happy there,” Parker said, exclusively on this week’s Talking Devils podcast. “You can see where he’s putting his head down where at Spurs he could hand out discipline.”
“I think he’s a great fit for United. He’s the ideal person in the way he presents himself. I look at what he did with a team who had to play at Wembley for two years and qualified for the Champions League, and then in the following year they qualified for the Champions League final.”
“It’s the easiest thing to say, that he hasn’t won anything, but there are some top teams with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea and not many trophies. And I still feel a poor decision from a referee impacted his chances of winning the Champions League because Spurs never recovered from that in the game.”
“He’s the ideal person because he suits everything about Manchester United. The way he conducts himself and the way he played with Spurs. You can still be a great manager without winning trophies, the way you manage a team and manage a football club.”
Parker spoke about the work Solskjaer has done, and also assessed the performance against Watford, in this week’s podcast that can be watched here and also downloaded from your favourite audio podcast provider.