Mauricio Pochettino is not good enough to be the next manager of Manchester United, according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan.
Pochettino is one of the leading candidates to be appointed by United this summer. The Argentine has long been linked with the Old Trafford job.
Pochettino has been keen on managing United for a number of years, dating back to his time in charge of Tottenham.
He was again a target following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last November.
But United deemed it not possible to prise him away from Paris Saint-Germain mid-season and instead appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis.
New CEO Richard Arnold is in charge of appointing the next permanent boss.
And Jordan does not think Pochettino is the right type of manager for United at this point.
He said on talkSPORT: “I’m looking at the dynamic of what Man United require because Man United are trying to get back into the position of winning things, not participating.
“No I don’t [think Pochettino is good enough], no I don’t.
“For what United need, what United need is for someone to drag them kicking and screaming back into the position where they’re challenging for titles.”
Despite his comments, Jordan concedes that Pochettino will be one of the contenders.
But he thinks Arnold must follow a two-point plan in a thorough process to seek out the right person for United.
“[Pochettino] shouldn’t be the only person on that list,” Jordan continued.
“There shouldn’t be an assumption that he’s nailed on. That shouldn’t be the assumption.
“He should be put through the ringer of what United really require.
“There are two images of what United require: What we see, which is on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon and how we see them failing and what people like Roy Keane splutter and mutter about.
“And then we see the other side of it which we don’t see, which is what’s going on behind the scenes with the best in class regime that isn’t in situ.”