Pochettino ‘would prefer Man Utd job over Man City’ with both clubs eyeing him

Mauricio Pochettino would be enthused more by the prospect of turning Manchester United around than taking over at Manchester City.

That’s the view of Ally McCoist, who thinks the ex-Spurs boss would be better suited to Old Trafford than the Etihad.

Poor starts to the season by both City and United have heaped the pressure on Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the latter the bookmakers’ favourite to be the first Premier League manager sacked this season.

Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Tottenham Hotspur last season, has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Solskjaer who has seen his side pick up just three points from a possible nine so far.

Coincidentally, United's last outing saw them suffer a humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Pochettino's former side before the International break.

McCoist believes the Argentine would pick Manchester United over City were he given a choice between the two.

“United, I think,”McCoist respondedwhen asked which of the two jobs Pochettino would likely favour.

“It’s a bit like Spurs where they probably haven’t won anything for a long, long time in terms of the league. I think that would maybe appeal to him a lot more.

“So I think there’s probably more work to do maybe at Manchester United than perhaps Manchester City.

“I think that would maybe slightly appeal more to a coach like Mauricio Pochettino more.

“If you’re sitting back looking at it then maybe the greater achievement would be winning the title with Manchester United as City have certainly done it recently.”

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