Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how he admires Sir Alex Ferguson and also insists he is very happy to see him back at Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the former United manager involved in a training ground speech as Ferguson gave the players a reminder at what club they are playing. Solskjaer has managed to overturn the Red Devils’ form to some extent but his real test is yet to come as United are set to visit Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday.
Pochettino has been linked with the United job as Solskjaer was given the charge on an interim basis only following the ouster of Jose Mourinho. However, the club hierarchy can always offer the current gaffer a long term contract to use his vision but Pochettino remains the number one choice as it seems.
The Argentine manager said, “It is fantastic news because he is football, Sir Alex means football. For him to be involved is massively important.
“Did you send best wishes when he was ill? Yes, I did. I cannot hide my admiration and relationship with him. He was one of the people I admired the most, an inspiration.
“We had a very nice lunch in London [in 2016] and since then we have kept a good relationship. We are football people.
“Has Ferguson given United a new energy? He is the best manager in the history of football. To see him every day is massive. He is an encyclopaedia of football.”