Manchester United Considering Approach To Make Gareth Southgate Their Permanent Manager
Do not rub your eyes. England manager Gareth Southgate has been added to Manchester United's managerial shortlist.
That's right. The famous waistcoat could be about to play a huge role at Old Trafford in the near future.
United are reportedly concerned that Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham Hotspur this summer, so they are considering an approach for Southgate, according to a report The Telegraph.
The report also reveals that Zinedine Zidane is on United's list of possible candidates to succeed former boss Jose Mourinho.
Exclusive: Gareth Southgate added to Man Utd's shortlist as fears grow Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham ' @SamWallaceTel https://t.co/qnRb1yGU4m
- Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 12, 2019
Southgate signed a new contract with England in October last year after a successful World Cup campaign in Russia, and is said to be committed to the national team.
Whether he would be attracted to the job at Old Trafford is yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile the highly-rated Pochettino, who has been heavily linked with the post at Old Trafford, looks increasingly likely to stay on at Spurs for the foreseeable future.
Gareth Southgate to United?
Football really is going to theatre of sleep. Best move for United. World Class manager and he will bring in at least £100m from sales of United branded waist-coats..
- Guardiolista :tm: (@Guardiolista01) January 12, 2019
Gareth Southgate to United rumours everywhere tonight. Please please don't let this happen #mufc
- Football_VIP (@football_VIP) January 12, 2019
He was quoted as saying: "I hope, or I wish, to be here 20 years and decide to leave or to finish my career here,"
Last month, It was reported that Manchester United chiefs believe Pochettino was the only contender to replace Mourinho, but it looks like they may have to look elsewhere.
United also face competition to bring Pochettino on board, with Real Madrid also reportedly interested.
That being said the Red Devils are clearly determined to get their man, and believe they can sell the club as the most 'attractive proposition' to Poch.
Who do you think should be the next Manchester United manager? Is Gareth Southgate a ready made fit for the post?
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