Manchester United are considering an approach to Gareth Southgate, the England manager, as they become increasingly concerned that Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
United go to Wembley Stadium on Sunday to face Pochettino’s Spurs team with no certainty yet that the Argentinian is prepared to give up on five years at his current club to become the fourth permanent manager at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
While Pochettino remains the first choice of United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the club are aware that it is by no means certain he will agree to come.
Southgate signed a new contract with the Football Association in October that will see him remain the Manager till the 2022 World Cup. Southgate, whose previous deal was due to end after Euro 2020, led his team to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in Russia, for the first time in 28 years.
Current Caretaker Manager, Ole Solksjaer has led the team to a 5 straight win run since he took over the seat after the sack of Jose Mourinho, and for these reason, many football analyst have advised that the red devils should endure a long wait to be able to appoint the right and permanent manager.
The club has had three permanent managers since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and none of them has brought the kind of light of the Ferguson era to the Theatre of Dreams.