By Kevin Phillips

15th Nov, 2021 | 8:00pm

Man United told not to appoint Pochettino by pundit after Podcast reveal

Man United would be taking “a big gamble” by appointing Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager, according to Kevin Phillips.

The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 49-year-old’s lack of trophies is a problem for a club the size of United.

Speaking on the Football and Friends podcast (November 9th), Fabrizio Romano revealed Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag are the three managers “appreciated” by the club’s board.

According to The Telegraph (November 13th), Pochettino would be open to a return to the Premier League.

Football Insider understands the United will sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he does not oversee an immediate revival after the international break.

Phillips urged the Red Devils to replace Solskjaer with a serial winner.

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“He did a great job at Tottenham but he never won anything,” he told Football Insider.

“It is a big gamble putting someone in charge who does not have that experience of winning something. At least when Mourinho came in he won the Europa League. He put a trophy in the cabinet and that is what he does.

“For a club the size of Man United, they need trophies, no matter what they are. When you lay all of your hopes on a manager who has never won a trophy it is concerning.

“I would rather see someone come in who has won trophies.”

In other news, a pundit has suggested the real reason why Solskjaer gave Man United stars the week off after a ‘surprising’ reveal.