Man United fans call for Sir Jim Ratcliffe to ‘SACK Erik ten Hag now and hire Mauricio Pochettino’ – after bombshell announcement that Argentine boss is leaving Chelsea

Manchester United fans have been calling for Mauricio Pochettino to take over from Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. 

The bombshell news broke on Tuesday evening that the Argentine manager would be parting ways with the club after only one season in charge. 

Chelsea had endured a turbulent start to the 2023-24 campaign, and amid a long list of injuries dropped down the league table, before mounting a late resurgence to finish sixth in the standings. 

Pressure had mounted on Pochettino, as many questioned why his side, who had spent £1billion on new signings in the past year were not performing up to the standards perhaps expected of them. Yet, the Argentine would seemingly turn things around at the back end of the season, with Chelsea going on a nine-match unbeaten run. 

Having noted the 52-year-old’s recent success with his young side, Man United fans took to social media on Tuesday evening to call for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his leadership group to appoint the now out of work Argentine football coach. 

‘United should appoint poch if they know what’s good for them,’ one fan wrote on X (formerly Twitter). 

‘Another added I’d take Poch at United,’ another fan said. 

One added: ‘Man United sack ETH now and get Poch’.

‘I would take Poch now! He’s the one that got away! If Ten Hag leaves, we should get Poch!’ another said, noting that United had been in the running to sign the former Tottenham manager. 

Speculation had arisen in 2022 that the Red Devils had shortlisted Pochettino as a potential managerial target to succeed caretaker manager Michael Carrick, following the departure of interim manager Ralf Rangnick. 

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