It has been revealed that Manchester United could pick England boss, Gareth Southgate if the club’s current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eventually gets sacked at Old Trafford.
The former Middlesbrough boss has seen his stock skyrocket after an impressive stint in charge of the Three Lions. But Southgate may harbour feelings of animosity towards United after the club attempted to block his initial move into management.
According to the Sun, The 49-year-old became Boro boss in 2006 when Steve McClaren left to take the England job following the dismissal of Sven Goran Eriksson.
But due to the fact Southgate was still taking his coaching Pro Licence badge, his appointment on Teesside needed to be approved by other Premier League teams.
United were the only top flight outfits to reject Southgate’s appointment, meaning it was passed by 19 votes to one. After a three-year spell at Middlesbrough, Southgate moved into the England setup with the U-21 side. And the England boss is now a man in demand after guiding the country to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. Solskjaer, meanwhile, is struggling to fight off the critics after a tricky start to the season at Old Trafford.
United have won just four of their 14 Premier League games so far, increasing speculation that the Norwegian will be dismissed. Mauricio Pochettino’s recent sacking also hasn’t helped matters as he continues to be touted as Solskjaer’s replacement.
But the Red Devils chief insists he isn’t fazed by potentially losing his to the Argentinian or any other manager. “No, it doesn’t make me more concerned,” said Solskjaer.