Manchester United adds Gareth Southgate to management shortlist about growing concerns that Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham
- Manchester United has added Gareth Southgate to their management shortlist
- De Rooden fears that Mauricio Pochettino will continue to exist as a Tottenham manager
- Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are also on the shortlist to take over
- United travels to Tottenham in Wembley in the Premier League on Sunday
Sam Mcevoy for Mailonline
Manchester United has added Gareth Southgate to the list of potential managers who will take over in the summer, as they are increasingly worried that Mauricio Pochettino will stay in Tottenham.
After the dismissal of Jose Mourinho for Christmas, United in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took Pochettino as the favorite to succeed in Old Trafford this summer until the end of the season.
United has now, however, turned his attention elsewhere, because they fear that the Argentinian will probably continue and build on his current project in North London.
Manchester United has added the English boss Gareth Southgate to their management shortlist
The redheads fear that Mauricio Pochettino will stay up as Tottenham manager this summer
Southgate signed a new contract to remain England’s manager until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar following the success of the Three Lions in Russia.
An opportunity to jump from one ship can be difficult after his recent renewal of the contract with the national team. Although Southgate has been added as a viable option to take over at United, the Red Devils are wary of his experience at club level.
Prior to his success with England, Southgate had only one spell at club level, where he led Middlesbrough for three years between 2006 and 2009.
Zinedine Zidane, who led Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League victories during his tenure, is also on the shortlist to take over permanently from Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also qualifies for the role after his excellent start as a boss
Zinedine Zidane is also on the shortlist to permanently take over from Jose Mourinho
Solskjaer also qualifies for the role after his excellent start as interim manager at the club.
The Mirror also reports that Diego Simeone was designated as a suitable successor in the long term this summer.
The manager of Atletico Madrid is currently in contract negotiations with the Spanish side as his current agreement expires in the summer of 2020.