Mauricio Pochettino ‘to urge’ Manchester United board to sign Harry Kane if he takes over as manager in summer

Pochettino has been linked with the United job since they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November - and is said to want a reunion with Kane at Old Trafford.

Mauricio Pochettino will ‘urge’ Manchester United to sign Harry Kane this summer if he takes over as the club’s next permanent manager, according to reports.

The Argentine is currently in charge of Paris-Saint Germain, but is 11/8 favourite to take charge at Old Trafford next season.

According to the Telegraph, Pochettino will ‘urge’ the Red Devils’ hierarchy to sign Kane this summer if he is appointed as the club’s next manager.

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The duo are no strangers to one another with them working together at Tottenham Hotspur during Pochettino’s tenure in charge of the north London outfit.

Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons under the 49-year-old manager, and is set to enter the last two years of his contract with Spurs.

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During his spell at Tottenham, Pochettino guided them to the final of the 2015 League Cup and 2019 Champions League final.

A move for Kane would not come cheap to United with the England captain almost departing Spurs last summer for Manchester City.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates at full time during the Premier League match (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stopped the forward moving to the Etihad Stadium after rejecting a £150m fee, as per the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils are in need of a new no.9 due to their ageing frontline. Cristiano Ronaldo has just celebrated his 37th birthday, while Edinson Cavani is 34 - the latter’s contract with the club also expires at the end of the campaign.

Pochettino is said to ‘really fit’ the United board’s challenge of rebuilding the club’s squad, the Telegraph adds.

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The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League, one place above Spurs, however, the latter have two games in hand on United.