Manchester United Football Club are in a weird spot right now. The Red Devils won a hugely important game last night, though recent results have left plenty to be desired.
That has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future up in the air somewhat. The Baby Faced Assassin no doubt bought himself some breathing room last against Tottenham Hotspur, mind…
Anyway today, a surprise name has emerged on the Red Devils’ potential list of candidates as the next boss; Gareth Southgate.
According to The Sun in an exclusive, United could turn to the 49-year-old English manager to replace Solskjaer at the season’s end. Presumably, Southgate wants to at least take England to the upcoming European Championships – hence why the Old Trafford outfit would have to wait.
Southgate’s work with the Three Lions deserves massive credit. He’s brought the feel-good factor back to the place and right now, they’re a pleasure to watch.
However, at this juncture I’m not sure he’d walk away from the England job for any other position in the world. He’s loving life at the moment and his Three Lions have an excellent shot at winning EURO 2020 and carrying that high into the 2022 World Cup with his young squad.
Would he be the right fit for United? I think so. Southgate likes utilising young players, which is a mantra that the Old Trafford club obviously have. However, is he really that different to Solskjaer? Honestly, I’d stick with the Baby Faced Assassin if it was a straight toss-up between the two…