Graham Roberts has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that he would welcome the appointment of Gareth Southgate at Tottenham.
Southgate is currently preparing the Three Lions for this summer’s European Championships which start next month, but hasn’t managed at club level since he was sacked from Middlesbrough 12 years ago following their relegation to the Championship.
Would Gareth Southgate be a good appointment for Spurs?
His three years at the Riverside Stadium remain his only taste of club management, with the 50-year-old part of the England setup for the previous eight years – three of which were with the Under-21s.
And Southgate’s impressive work with England, including the memorable run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, has led to speculation linking him with the vacant job in north London.
Spurs are still looking to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last month, but whilst Roberts has praised Southgate’s work with England, he has ruled him out leaving should he lead the country to Euro 2020 glory this summer.
Asked whether he’d be a good appointment, he told The Transfer Tavern: “I think he might be [a good appointment]. When you’re with England, you get them for a week or two at a time.
“He seems to do everything right, he’s made Harry Kane captain. I would put him in, but if he wins the Euros with England, they’re not going to let him go.”
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