Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hinted at next club manager who could replace Jose Mourinho.
The former United captain has claimed that it is painful to watch the Red Devils playing under the stewardship of the Portuguese boss.
The former England international has also accused Mourinho to have abandoned the club’s traditions, although they always spend big for good performance and success.
The North West side traditionally adopted an attacking 4-4-2 formation with two quick wingers and two forwards.
However, since joining the side in 2016, former Chelsea boss Mourinho has adopted his system of sitting at the back, well known as ‘Parking The Bus’. And Neville has admitted that current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be United’s next manager following Mourinho’s era.
“Ajax, Manchester United and Barcelona are the three bastions of European football in terms of style of play. United have always played 4-4-1-1, 4-4-2, with two wide players. It’s ingrained in the club. Don’t change, don’t make short-term decisions,” Neville told the Second Captains podcast.
“The fans weren’t happy, the stadium was starting to have empty seats and then they think, ‘right, we need to win’ and they bring in Jose Mourinho, who likes powerful, robust, strong players.”
“Out went nearly all those 11 and Mourinho brings in Lukaku, Matic, Fred, Bailly, a wave of players who suit his style. Let’s say Mauricio Pochettino comes in next – he likes hungry 23, 24-year-olds, he likes pushing up the pitch and playing high, he likes players who can press from the front.”
“How many Manchester United forwards do you see that run about like the Tottenham ones? Mourinho is happy to sit back a bit deeper and have a more robust, physical player.”
“As a Manchester United fan, it’s painful to watch.”
Mourinho has started the 2018-19 season with three points following his side’s 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils will travel Brighton Hove & Albion on Sunday 19 for their second game of the season.