Man Utd sent Pochettino warning with ex-Spurs boss "certain" to receive offers

Manchester United have been told that it is a 'certainty' that Mauricio Pochettino will be receiving offers, as the former Tottenham boss looks for a route back into the game.

Pochettino has been looking for work since leaving Spurs last year and has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – if the United boss is sacked.

Solskjaer's position at Old Trafford is coming under increasing scrutiny in the wake of the Red Devils' Champions League elimination in midweel.

United travelled to RB Leipzig knowing a point would secure safe passage to the last 16, but they were beaten 3-2 on a miserable night in Germany.

Bookmakers have installed the Norwegian as the Premier League manager most likely to leave their post next.

However, Ed Woodward has recently backed his man, claiming that bosses are happy with the progress they are seeing under his watch.

But former United and Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham has warned Woodward & Co that Pochettino is a man in demand, meaning they could miss out, if they act too slowly.

He told CardsChat: "I’m almost certain Pochettino has been offered jobs already. He’s probably waiting for the right one.

"I think he’s got that reputation now where he can pick and choose which job he wants.

"I certainly thought he was a fantastic manager, so I don’t think it’ll be long before he gets back in."

One club that may not be in the running to hire Pochettino is Real Madrid after ex-president Florentino Perez claimed they would be sticking with Zinedine Zidane.

“I’m sure Zidane will be here, I think he deserves it," he told talkSPORT. "For sure this season, Zidane will be on the bench and let’s see. Pochettino, good luck, I’m sure any club would be looking for him.”

Meanwhile, Sheringham has admitted that his former teammate is facing growing pressure and further negative results could prove decisive.

"There’s been rumours circulating about Pochettino supposedly waiting in the wings and he could have certainly done without failing to qualify for the knockout stages," he added. "The pressure will grow again if they falter in the league in the coming weeks. Ole is a lovely lad and I don’t want that to happen and very much hope he keeps the job.

Solskjaer's side face Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, looking to close the gap on the top-four at this early stage of the campaign.

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