Tottenham striker Harry Kane has already told Manchester United players what they would be getting if Mauricio Pochettino succeeds Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Subject to mounting pressure before the November international break, the Norwegian was finally handed his P45 following a dismal Premier League defeat to Watford on Saturday afternoon.
That 4-1 defeat followed alarming reverses against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Progression in the Champions League remains in their own hands, but United have seen their Premier League title hopes shot down only 12 games into the season – while Pochettino continues to be linked with the role despite his current position at PSG.
Prior to a switch to the French capital, the Argentine managed Southampton and Tottenham on these shores.
During his time in north London, highly rated Pochettino moulded Kane into a world-class striker that is now on the brink of becoming the all-time record goalscorer for his country.
Pochettino is thought to be open to the United hot-seat and Kane, who played under the Argentine between 2014 and 2019, continues to value him for more than simply management style.
Speaking about Pochettino during an interview with Standard Sport earlier in the year, the England captain said: “We got so close to winning it [Champions League]. I would love to see him win it [with PSG last season].
“We had a great relationship. He is a great person, a great friend.”
Kane added: “He was the boss, the leader, the one that set the standards in how we played and how we trained. So friendship would never get in the way of what he did on the football side of things.
“But we became friends in that the things we did and talked about went beyond football.”