4 Premier League clubs who would be lucky to have Southgate as manager

Gareth Southgate wrapped up a record-breaking year with the England team on Monday night by overseeing the 10-0 thrashing of San Marino.

After that emphatic result, England have won more games (15), scored more goals (52) and kept more clean sheets (14) under during 2021 than they have in any other calendar year.

That form has seen him lined up for a bumper new deal by the FA – but Simon Jordan has blasted that move.

“Gareth Southgate has done a phenomenal job in the confines of the England set-up,” Jordan told talkSPORT. “It’s vastly different managing a domestic side than it is managing an international side. I don’t see a queue for Gareth Southgate from the elite football clubs in the Premier League."

But is Jordan right? Or should there be a number of clubs from England's top flight attempting to wrestle Southgate back into domestic management?

Daily Star Sport takes a look at four Premier League teams who'd be lucky to have the man who's made England dream again…

Manchester United

Manchester United have struggled so much under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent weeks that the Norwegian's job is hanging by a thread.

Despite being expected to mount a Premier League title bid this year, United are currently languishing in sixth spot and have won just one of their last six games.

Given the uncertainty over Solskjaer's future, should they be sounding out Southgate?

His name has cropped up in relation to the top job at Old Trafford before. And he's showcased his ability to get the best out of the five-man defensive system that United have reverted to in recent weeks.

Solskjaer has been accused of lacking the nous to tangle tactically with some of the top Premier League managers such as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp; it's not hard to imagine Southgate faring better than Solskjaer in that respect.


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After failing to muscle in on the Premier League's top six over the past few years, could Southgate be the man to take the Toffees to the next level?

Everton do seem to have managers who are intertwined with international careers. Both Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez have gone on to boss the Netherlands and Belgium respectively since they departed Goodison Park.

It's still early days under Rafa Benitez, but he's struggled to win fans over due to his Liverpool connections.

If he fails, there's no reason why Southgate couldn't take the reins on Merseyside and succeed where others have failed.

Jordan Pickford would certainly give his international boss a glowing reference.


Ralph Hasenhuttl has seemingly come through a sticky patch with Southampton currently coasting on a four-match unbeaten run in the league.

In recent weeks, Hasenhuttl's stock has been on the rise.

He was reportedly earmarked for the Norwich City role following Daniel Farke's dismissal earlier this month.

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Although it's unlikely the Austrian would have been tempted to leave Southampton for Norwich, it's not out of the question for the 54-year-old to be targeted again; and there are no guarantees he'll stay put.

If Hasenhuttl is lured away from the south coast, Southgate would be the perfect replacement if the Saints could entice him to take the role.

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is a name that has continuously cropped up in relation to the Manchester United job.

Rodgers has done a sterling job at Leicester – but the Foxes will certainly beware of losing their coveted boss.

If United can lure Rodgers away in the near future, Leicester could ensure they land on their feet by making a quick move for Southgate.

Southgate would be the perfect fit to ensure Rodgers good work at the King Power Stadium doesn't go to waste when he eventually moves on.

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