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Sir Alex Ferguson and Mauricio Pochettino spotted after ‘secret meeting’.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Mauricio Pochettino spotted after ‘secret meeting’

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As things stand, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is currently the third favourite to replace Louis van Gaal as the next permanent manager of Manchester United at odds of around 6/1.

Those odds, however, could be set to tumble after The Sun obtained images of the Argentine coach and Sir Alex Ferguson leaving Scott’s Restaurant in Mayfair this afternoon following a “secret meeting”.

The report states that Pochettino looks “sheepish” in the photos - he does a little, we have to agree - which show him with the Manchester United legend before the two men go their own separate ways.

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It was confirmed at the end of April that Pochettino had “verbally agreed” a new five-year contract with Spurs following an excellent Premier League campaign.

"It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?" the former Southampton boss was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on April 29.

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"We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here.

"We have not signed yet but we have reached the verbal agreement to stay here for the next five years. When will we sign? Maybe tomorrow [Saturday] or on Tuesday, it depends on my lawyer.

"It is a good moment to tell you, for all to know that my future is here. I am very happy. It is for many reasons I stay."

But almost two weeks later and Pochettino has yet to officially sign his contract extension.

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Photos: Ferguson and Pochettino after 'secret meeting'

Would Pochettino leave Spurs for United?

The South American coach was bitterly disappointed after Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week - a result which handed the Premier League title to Leicester City - and these latest photos from The Sun are bound to make Spurs fans feel a little anxious about the situation.

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Pochettino has built something special at White Hart Lane and the future looks bright for the north London outfit, so it would be a huge shock if he agreed to leave his current employers.

Jose Mourinho is still the favourite to replace Van Gaal at Old Trafford, but would United prefer to appoint Pochettino instead?

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One thing’s for sure: these photos will undoubtedly get fans talking.

Manchester United fans: would you prefer Jose Mourinho or Mauricio Pochettino? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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Topics:
Mauricio Pochettino
England Football
Football
Premier League
Alex Ferguson
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho

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