Step Aside Solskjaer And Pochettino! Manchester United Target Surprise Manager Appointment That Would Send Shockwaves Through England
Ever since Jose Mourinho suffered the sack last month, talk surrounding the next permanent Manchester United manager has centred on two men: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino.
Solskjaer has shown early promise in his role as Man Utd’s interim manager, while Spurs boss Pochettino is believed to be the club’s No.1 target to succeed Mourinho in the long-term. The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Max Allegri, and Eddie Howe have also been touted, but not to the same extent as the aforementioned duo.
However, The Telegraph now reports that the Red Devils have their eye on one more manager, in an appointment that would undoubtedly send shockwaves through the entire country.
Step forward, Gareth Southgate.
Yes, the very man who brought so much happiness to his country in the summer after he transformed the nation’s relationship with The Three Lions football team, bringing buckets of pride and joy to this small island once again.
But, Southgate could now have his head turned by the prospect of managing one of the biggest club teams on the planet, in a shock switch that would deflate a nation, given the immense impact he’s had at the helm of England.
Back in October Southgate penned a new four-year deal as England manager, revealing at the time:
“You can have great relationships with your clubs and I did with mine - I had really special relationships with all three of my clubs – but emotionally the national team has always been the biggest thing for me.
The latest reports have seen bookmakers slash Southgate’s odds down to just 10/1 in the betting, although whether he would be interested in taking the leap back into club management is open to debate.
Southgate is currently preparing for England’s participation in the Nations League Finals, with his troops locking horns with Holland in the semi-finals (6 June). Should they triumph they would set up a final against either Portugal or Switzerland.