MAURICIO POCHETTINO has reportedly made a list of demands to become the next Manchester United boss – and they include consigning Ed Woodward to a back seat role.
Poch has been strongly tipped to take charge at Old Trafford after leaving Spurs earlier this season.
Mauricio Pochettino has a list of demands to take the Man Utd jobCredit: Reuters
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could find himself out of a job in July if United fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Poch is believed to be United’s top choice should they need to appoint a new gaffer.
But Beyond the Pitch and TalkSPORT journalist Phil Brown claims the tactician will not accept United’s offer unless a series of conditions are met.
The main one is that Pochettino gets total control over transfers, with Red Devils chief Woodward having no hands-on role with his business after some disastrous deals in recent years..
Brown said on his podcast: “What I’ve been told is United have been talking with Pochettino for a few weeks now.
FLOP SIGNINGS UNDER WOODWARD
DIOGO DALOT (£20m)
ROMELU LUKAKU (£76m)
NEMANJA MATIC (£40m)
ALEXIS SANCHEZ (£30m – swap value)
PAUL POGBA (£94m)
HENRIKH MKITARYAN (£38m)
ERIC BAILLY (£34m)
MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN (£31m)
MEMPHIS DEPAY (£30m)
MATTEO DARMIAN (£16m)
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (£8m)
ANGEL DI MARIA (£67m)
LUKE SHAW (£33m)
MARCOS ROJO (£18m)
RADAMEL FALCAO (£8m – loan fee)
“He doesn’t want the job until the end of the season. He doesn’t want the job unless certain requirements have been met.
“I’ve been told by someone who would know, who I trust 100 per cent and who has given me stuff in the past and been bang on so is clearly informed.
“They’ve been talking to Pochettino for a few weeks but most likely if anything happens it’ll be at the end of the season.
“Pochettino doesn’t have an agent and Ed Woodward can’t be seen talking to him in public, so they designated an individual who will mediate.
“I can’t say who the individual is. He doesn’t want the job until the summer.
“He demands a director of football guaranteed and the director of football cannot be Ed Woodward.
“He wants full freedom of first-team matters, including who can be sold.
“He wants Woodward to step away from anything football at all and funds to be made available for purchases.”
Poch does not want Ed Woodward involved in any more transfersCredit: PA:Press Association