United legend Roy Keane had offered a scathing criticism of Mourinho's United after their defeat to Liverpool.
Pochettino does not have an agent and would conduct any negotiations with Tottenham chairman Levy, but it is far from certain that he will walk away from Spurs after stating his desire to lead the club into their new stadium, that is due to open in 2019.
The new White Hart Lane is close to the opening and the north London club have managed to get there with Pochettino still on the bench.
The 46-year-old has expressed his frustration on a number of occasions about the restrictions to his budget - owing to the stadium - and he knows that austerity will remain the order of the day for some time.
"There are a lot of rumours about my position as manager at Tottenham". I can not answer this type of question.
Asked yesterday about his future Pochettino refused to rule out leaving Spurs, saying, "It is not my business if something happens in another club, like in many, many clubs around the world".
Pochettino has emerged as bookmakers' favourite to succeed Mourinho, with the Argentine viewed as a suitable long-term candidate to deliver attacking football and develop young talent at Old Trafford. "When people praise me when people do not agree with me and the people who say different things".
The ex-Argentina worldwide also expressed his sympathy for Mourinho, sending his best wish to his "very good friend".
"First of all I want to send my best wishes to him".
"He's a very good friend". They gave him a new contract last January - in the summer he wanted to sign centre-backss, those were indentified and once you don't agree with his signings, you're on a collision course.
Pochettino has always been linked with the Old Trafford job, having overseen Tottenham's transformation to regular Champions League participants since his arrival from Southampton in 2014.
However, despite their progress in league finishes, Tottenham are yet to win a trophy under Pochettino, with many feeling there is a disparity in investment on the pitch when compared with other members of the "big six".
Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has issued out warning to former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane over taking the Red Devils job.
Mauricio Pochettino thinks the Manchester United job would be "too good to turn down" and "wants to be considered" for the role according to a report this afternoon. When that time comes, Spurs may well have a fight on their hands to keep Pochettino.