Mauricio Pochettino reveals his plan for the club if he’s appointed as Manchester United boss

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Mauricio Pochettino has given Manchester United an early insight into his philosophy if he is appointed as the club’s next permanent manager this summer.

Pochettino alongside Erik ten Hag of Ajax are the leading candidates to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager.

Pochettino has now given United an early insight into how he will approach the task at Old Trafford, during an interview with Rio Ferdinand for BT Sport’s Between the Lines series.

Reflecting on his success at Tottenham, Pochettino was asked about the approach to going into a new club and revealed that he would look to build around the “culture” of his new club.

“For me when you arrive at a new club it’s about agreeing things and trying to decide the best strategy to arrive where you want, but always building knowing the culture of the club, knowing how the fans love football, the history of the club, all this is really important,” Pochettino said.

“It’s important to translate your ideas and stick with your ideas and to try to implement your ideas, but as a coaching staff we arrive at a club like Tottenham respecting always the history of the club, respecting the tastes of the fans and the culture.

“That for me is the most important thing to start to build what you want. After you can change small things to feel you are part of the history and philosophy, but for me, the most important thing is to design a philosophy together when you arrive rather than trying to arrive and change everything and saying this is the main idea and if you don’t stick with this it’s impossible to win.”