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Pochettino warned off Man Utd as former Tottenham boss claims Spurs are ‘better by far’

Harry Redknapp believes the Spaniard is doing a fine job in north London and would be advised to steer well clear of succeeding Jose Mourinho
 

Mauricio Pochettino has been warned off succeeding Jose Mourinho at Manchester United by Harry Redknapp, with the Argentine told “he’s got a better team at Tottenham, by far”.

With the Red Devils having taken the decision to part with their Portuguese coach, there is now a high-profile vacancy at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken the reins on an interim basis , with the former United striker returning to England on a short-term agreement.

Various candidates have been mooted as a more permanent replacement for Mourinho, with Pochettino among them .

He has enjoyed a productive spell in the Premier League with Southampton and Spurs, which has helped to raise his profile, but Redknapp feels he would be making a mistake in taking on a “difficult” job in Manchester.

“I love him. I like his character and his personality and he gets the best out of his players.

“Would he leave Spurs to go to Manchester United at the moment? He’s got a better team at Tottenham, by far.

“I think Daniel Levy is looking after him very well, he’s got to be up there with the top wage earners and he maybe sees Tottenham as a team he can win trophies with.

“Man United is a massive club, but I think in his situation when he’s building such a good team at Tottenham – there’s a lot of work to be done at Man United to build a good team. Where do you find the players, it’s getting more and more difficult.

“They are way short of being anywhere near the top couple of teams at the moment.”

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