English Premiership

Ed Woodward prepared to splash the cash for Pochettino

2019-02-18 10:48
Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be prepared to pay £34 million to secure Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s manager for next season, according to reports.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino has long been linked with the managerial role at Old Trafford, and despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impressive record as United caretaker boss, it is said that Woodward is still keen on the Argentine for the summer.

According to the Evening Standard, United would have to pay a £34 million compensation package to Spurs for Pochettino’s services – but that sum does not faze Woodward if it means the club improves.

The report states that United would pay the fee in installments rather than as one lump sum.

Solskjaer and Pochettino had contrasting fortunes in the Champions League in midweek, with the former suffering a reality check as PSG beat United 2-0, and the latter inspiring Tottenham to an impressive win over Borussia Dortmund.

Solskjaer would be the cheaper option for United, but it is understood that Woodward is happy to spend big if it means getting the right man for the job. He did, after all, pay more than £20 million to sack Jose Mourinho.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 30 March 2019
Fulham v Manchester City, Craven Cottage 14:30
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth, King Power Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Watford, Old Trafford 17:00
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Turf Moor 17:00
West Ham United v Everton, London Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 31 March 2019
Cardiff City v Chelsea, Cardiff City Stadium 15:05
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Anfield 17:30
Monday, 01 April 2019
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 21:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.