Man United consider surprise approach for 48-year-old – report

Manchester United are weighing up the potential appointment of England manager Gareth Southgate, according to a report

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Screen grab

Manchester United are considering a surprise move to appoint England head coach Gareth Southgate as their next manager, according to a report in England.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Red Devils are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of missing out on the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.

The same article states that Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward still ranks the Tottenham manager as their first-choice to become Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement.

According to the same story, the 20-time English champions have received no assurance from Pochettino that he is willing to leave Tottenham following four and a half seasons at the north London side.

The Daily Telegraph state that Southgate has emerged as a potential alternative following England’s impressive World Cup campaign.

The former Middlesbrough manager led England to the semi-finals after an impressive run before Southgate’s men suffered a 2-1 loss to Croatia in Russia.

Manchester United sacked Mourinho back in December after the Red Devils suffered a humiliating 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as interim manager and the former Manchester United striker led the Red Devils to five wins in his first five games in charge.

Manchester United – who host Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday – haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 since Solskjaer’s former boss Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jadon Sancho
Duncan Castles: Man United have made offer to sign Jadon Sancho
N'Golo Kante
Patrick Vieira hails 'aggressive' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Thomas Tuchel
Cesc Fabregas replies when asked if Chelsea FC should sign Aurelien Tchouameni
Jurgen Klopp
Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC in four-way battle to sign Patson Daka - report
Football transfer gossip
Transfer rumours: Arsenal eye move to sign Nabil Fekir, Chelsea FC step up bid for Achraf Hakimi
Jadon Sancho
Duncan Castles: Man United have made offer to sign Jadon Sancho
N'Golo Kante
Patrick Vieira hails 'aggressive' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Thomas Tuchel
Cesc Fabregas replies when asked if Chelsea FC should sign Aurelien Tchouameni
Jurgen Klopp
Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC in four-way battle to sign Patson Daka - report
Football transfer gossip
Transfer rumours: Arsenal eye move to sign Nabil Fekir, Chelsea FC step up bid for Achraf Hakimi
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature