According to a poll, almost half of Manchester United fans are not in favour of Mourinho becoming Red Devils boss
London: Almost half of Manchester United fans do not want Jose Mourinho to take over as Red Devils boss over the summer — according to our poll.
The Portuguese has agreed a £15million-a-year deal in principle to succeed Louis van Gaal, who is widely expected to depart Old Trafford at the end of the season.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson hinted that he would prefer Mauricio Pochettino to assume the role, stating his belief that the Tottenham boss is the best manager in the Premier League to local MP David Lammy.
"I'm going to let you into a secret," Lammy said on The Spurs Show. "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."
Sir Alex Ferguson says Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in the Premier League.
We put the question to United fans — who would they prefer to take over — Mourinho or Pochettino? And it is a close-run thing.
Only 52 per cent plumped for the Portuguese — with the rest preferring to lure the former Southampton boss from White Hart Lane.
The percentage of votes in favour of Jose Mourinho becoming Man United manager