Ian McGarry has been speaking on the most recent instalment of The Transfer Window podcast, where he claimed Gareth Southgate’s representatives ‘have been contacted’ by Tottenham Hotspur over the vacant manager’s role.
Spurs are currently searching for a new boss after Daniel Levy sacked Jose Mourinho following an unsuccessful 17-month stint in charge of the north London outfit.
The capital clubs first-choice candidate Julian Nagelsmann has already slipped through their fingers after the 33-year-old agreed to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich next season, leaving the Tottenham hierarchy to examine another set of candidates.
One name on Levy’s shortlist is current England manager Southgate, and the Tottenham chairman has already made the first steps towards securing the Three Lions boss, according to McGarry.
He said: “It is our information at the Transfer Window podcast that Gareth Southgate, the England manager, his representatives have been contacted with regards to the possibility of him becoming the next Tottenham Hotspur boss.
“That, of course, will be complicated by England’s participation in the Euros this summer, however, it is Daniel Levy’s intention to employ a younger, more attacking-minded coach. And therefore, that’s why Southgate is in the frame, and someone who Levy admires as level-headed, but also with ambition.
“And as I said, a philosophy of football which Spurs want to implement, especially with their younger players coming through.”
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The 50-year-old was at the helm when Middlesbrough were relegated from the Premier League in 2008/09, and the rebuilding job required at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may need someone with more experience and expertise.
Several big names such as Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers have been linked with the Tottenham job, and they would perhaps be better suited to the role than Southgate.