Collymore was discussing the prospect of United sacking Louis van Gaal as their manager at the end of the season.
The former Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa striker believes that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should be hired as the Red Devils’ boss, and has suggested that Pochettino may not be tempted for the Old Trafford job.
“I think Mourinho would be a no brainer,” Collymore wrote on Boylesports.com. “I’ve already said along with many others that this year has seen plenty of ‘come and get me’ pleas from the Special One, and if he hasn’t learned in that time what United fans want, namely youth, pace and excitement, then he frankly deserves to fail if he gets his chance.”
“And would Poch really want to leave Champions League football for a side playing on Thursday nights?” added Collymore. “He’s been there and didn’t particularly enjoy that!”
Pochettino has done a great job at Tottenham, who will feature in the Champions League next season.
United could still finish fourth in the Premier League this campaign, but it is very likely that they will have to settle for a Europa League place.
There is no reason for Pochettino to leave Spurs at the moment. The Argentine is very popular among the club’s fans and has a built a squad in his own image at White Hart Lane.
Moreover, the former Southampton manager was recently quoted as saying by The Independent that he has agreed to sign a new contract with Tottenham.