Report: Newcastle eye England boss Gareth Southgate, Manchester United coach also in running
90Min say England boss Gareth Southgate is being considered by Newcastle United – as is Manchester United first-team coach Michael Carrick.
Newcastle’s new owners are expected to bite the bullet and pay the £8million compensation needed to oust current manager Steve Bruce.
That is according to the Mail, who also report that Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers are options for Newcastle’s incoming owners.
However, a new report states that England boss Southgate is an option. The 51-year-old’s stock is high, having taken England to the Euro 2020 final.
But the report does make it clear that Southgate will only become an option after the 2022 World Cup. He is not the only left-field suggestion.
The report also says Graeme Jones could be given the chance, as could Manchester United’s Carrick – who of course, originates from Tyneside.
Southgate to Newcastle? is England boss really going to The Toon?
File this rumour in the unlikely category. There are numerous reasons why Southgate will not be Newcastle’s next manager – the first, the World Cup.
England reached the final of Euro 2020 and Southgate believes his projext is nearing it’s peak. A World Cup in Qatar might be the next step.
With England one of the favourites for that tournament, he will not be leaving his post. Newcastle’s new owners are not going to wait 12 months.
Another point is that Southgate clocked up more than 350 games for rivals Middlesbrough – either as a player, or a manager. It is unlikely.
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