Although United have given their backing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, failure to qualify for the Champions League this season may see them discover different choices and Pochettino is believed to be prime of their wishlist.
After returning to Argentina briefly following his dismissal by Tottenham final 12 months, he is again in England and attended Brentford’s Championship conflict with Leeds United on Tuesday.
But he was not the one notable person in attendance, and he was spotted popping out to take his seat within the stands with Neil Ashton, who was employed by Woodward final month.
The former journalist, who stepped down as host of Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement present on the flip of the 12 months to begin his personal PR agency, has one main consumer: Manchester United.
He was seen strolling out simply behind Pochettino at Griffin Park, with the previous Spurs boss in deep dialog with one other Tottenham legend, Chris Hughton.
Interestingly, Pochettino was joined by his outdated Spurs backroom workers, together with assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino and his son, Sebastiano, who was head of the membership’s sports activities science staff.
While the sighting of Woodward and Ashton may have been purely coincidental – Pochettino is nice pals with Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa – it’s going to do nothing to dampen hypothesis linking the Argentine coach with the United job.
Despite his links to Spurs, Pochettino opened the door to managing a rival Premier League membership this week.
Mauricio Pochettino at Griffin Park 👀
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 11, 2020
Speaking on the In The Pink podcast, he mentioned: ‘To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League. It’s going to be troublesome, I do know, and for now it’s a second to attend and we’ll see what occurs.
‘It’s a second of restoration, to consider your self a little bit bit, and to be prepared as a result of in soccer all the time one thing can occur and it is advisable to be prepared. I’m prepared and ready for a brand new problem. I’ve the assumption and confidence that the subsequent problem will probably be incredible.’