According to The Telegraph, Daniel Levy is not interested in hiring Gareth Southgate as the new Tottenham manager.
The Lowdown: Levy continues search
Ryan Mason has been in charge of Spurs since Jose Mourinho was sacked last month, but it seems unlikely that he will be given the job on a permanent basis given his inexperience.
As such, Levy has been targeting a number of bosses to take over from the Portuguese on a permanent basis. One of those previously said to be in the frame was England manager Southgate (Eurosport).
The Latest: Not interested in Southgate
However, this latest report suggests that Southgate is no longer a target to take up the Tottenham position.
It had previously been claimed that he would be keen to take over in N17 after Euro 2020 (Evening Standard).
The Verdict: Good decision
Despite some criticism, Southgate’s impact on the Three Lions has been a positive one. He took England to just their third-ever World Cup semi-final in 2018, which was also their first in 28 years, while he also led to them a semi-final appearance in the inaugural UEFA Nations League. All in all, he averages 2.13 points per game as England manager (Transfermarkt).
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However, other than a three-year spell at Middlesbrough, he has no club experience as a manager, and even that came more than a decade ago (Transfermarkt). Levy needs to select the right man now more than ever as Tottenham look to return to the Champions League in the near future, and Southgate does not appear to be that person.
In other news, this man’s exit from Tottenham is reportedly “almost done”.
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