Sir Alex Ferguson knows who he wants to be Manchester United's next manager

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The hunt is on for yet another manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson lasted 27 years at Old Trafford but between them, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho haven’t been able to manage six.

Yet Mourinho simply had to go after he led Man United to their worst start in the Premier League era.

Just 26 points were amassed from 17 matches. Liverpool are on 45 points, Manchester City one fewer.

The results were bad and the performances were even worse. The Red Devils were extremely difficult to watch in Mourinho’s final matches.

"Right now is the right time,” club legend Rio Ferdinand said on Instagram. “Things aren't improving and he has taken it as far as he can.

“You can't ignore what Jose has achieved as a manager previously but I feel the time has come for fresh ideas at #MUFC!”


Ferguson tells Man Utd to hire Pochettino

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be in charge for the rest of the season while Man United go in search of Mourinho’s permanent replacement.

Maybe they will end up listening to Ferguson, who has already offered his backing to one candidate.

According to The Sun, the Scot is championing the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino behind the scenes.

Ferguson is a big fan of Pochettino, who has impressed many with his work at Tottenham Hotspur.

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The pair famously had lunch together in London in 2016. Pochettino later described the meeting as a “dream come true”.

Tottenham will be reluctant to let him leave, and the Argentinian has shown no sign that he would depart the north London club, but Man United remain a huge draw for any manager.

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And Ferguson supports the idea. Back in 2015, Tottenham MP David Lammy revealed that Sir Alex  raved about Pochettino when they spoke.

"I'm going to let you into a secret," Lammy is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

"About six weeks ago, I sat next to Sir Alex Ferguson at a dinner in support of grassroots football abroad.

“He said to me, 'I think you guys have got the best manager in the Premier League.'

“Alex Ferguson said that."

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