Mauricio Pochettino wants to ask Arsene Wenger if he advises 20-year stay at Tottenham
The Argentine is being tipped to take charge at United at the end of the season, as the Red Devils have installed Pochettino as their No.1 choice to become their full-time boss.
But Pochettino admitted he can see himself spending 20 years as Tottenham boss and is eager to pick Wengers brains about his reign at Arsenal.
Wenger left Arsenal last summer after over 20 years at the club and Pochettino is keen to know if the Frenchman wishes he stayed too long at the Emirates.
I have massive, huge respect for Arsene Wenger because when you talk about 22 years in charge of a club like Arsenal and all that happened in that period, you need to be so good — not only a fantastic coach but a great human being to display the values you have, said Pochettino.
Its amazing. That is why its a little bit sad the way he finished in his club. All that Arsene Wenger gave for Arsenal, to finish in the way he finished, yes, it was a completely unfair.
For me, its an amazing recognition about his work. Only I hope, if I have one day the opportunity to talk with him, to ask, Was it worth it to do? I dont know what he would say.
Its true that we work and we know the reality of all that happens inside, and we cannot expect that the people live the same reality or have the same knowledge about what happens inside.
I hope, or I wish, maybe to be here 20 years and decide to leave or to finish my career here.
But I dont know because I need to ask him, if one day I have the possibility, if hes so happy in the way that he finished.
I dont believe [so]. What I saw from my point of view, it was so unfair how the people treated him and talked. But well see.
While Pochettino continues to weigh up his options, the United squad want caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take over at Old Trafford on a permanent basis.
United travel to Pochettinos Tottenham this weekend in the Premier League in what will be Solskjaers first major test since taking charge.