Mauricio Pochettino linked to United.

Ian Wright will host podcast naked if Mauricio Pochettino joins Manchester United

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There may well be reports linking Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United, but it's safe to say that Arsenal legend Ian Wright doesn't expect it to happen this summer. 

Speaking on his Sun Goals podcast, Wright insisted that there's no way Pochettino will be swapping Old Trafford for White Hart Lane anytime soon. 

In fact, Wright has gone as far as claiming that he will 'do every show' for a week naked if the deal comes to prominence ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.


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The ex-England man has taken inspiration from Gary Lineker, who has promised to present the first Match of the Day of next season in his underpants if Leicester City secure the Premier League title this term.  

With the Foxes currently sitting at the summit of the division - they hold a five-point advantage over north London outfit Tottenham - there's every chance that Lineker will have to fulfil his commitment in August. 

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Naked promise 

Wright, on the other hand, isn't expecting to do the same as he's sure United won't be replacing Louis van Gaal with Pochettino.

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Wright stated: “There is no way he’s leaving Tottenham for Manchester United.

“If that happens, I’ll do a Gary Lineker. I’ll do every show that I have to do in a week naked if Pochettino leaves Spurs in the summer to go to Manchester United!”

Wright is right 

Stranger things have happened, of course, but it's difficult to disagree with Wright's notion at this stage. While Spurs are progressing extremely well, the Red Devils appear to be at a standstill and it's going to take an awful lot to turn them around. 

Why would Pochettino abandon his project at Tottenham? He is quickly putting together one of the most balanced teams in England and has every chance of continuing that trend over the coming years. 


It has been well documented that there's still so much work required at Old Trafford, so why would Pochettino put his reputation at risk? It's clear for all to see that the Spurs boss could be on to something very exciting in north London. 

United may well come in for the Argentine coach in the summer, but it's increasingly likely that their advances will be rejected. 

Immediate focus 

For now, though, Pochettino's focus will be on delivering the Premier League title for Spurs. Maximum points from their remaining games may well hand them an opportunity of overcoming Leicester City. 

United, meanwhile, still hold a chance of securing a place in the top four of the division, while they will be determined to deliver FA Cup silverware this season.

Do you agree with Wright? Is there any chance that Pochettino will end up at United ahead of next season? Have your say below! 

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