Former Premier League midfielder Lee Hendrie has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he would be surprised if Gareth Southgate quit England for Tottenham.
After sacking Jose Mourinho, Tottenham are on the lookout for a new manager and some reports have suggested that the England boss could emerge as a candidate for the position.
Southgate has been in charge of the Three Lions since 2016 and has done a great job in the Wembley dugout.
He has led England to semi-finals in both the World Cup and UEFA Nations League, helping his country to climb to fourth in the world rankings.
Given that success and how settled he looks in the England role, Hendrie cannot see Southgate leaving the Three Lions for Tottenham this summer.
On his former team-mate at Aston Villa, Hendrie told TT:
“I’d be very surprised if he did [leave England for Spurs]. I feel he’s quite comfortable there. People have liked what he’s done, people have liked how he’s changed the style, people have liked what he’s achieved, really.
“I don’t think he’ll be moving anywhere.”
Southgate is not the only national team manager Tottenham could target. According to The Guardian, the north London club are also admirers of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.
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