Football news - England boss Gareth Southgate on Manchester United’s manager shortlist – reports
England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly on Manchester United’s shortlist to take permanent charge of the club.
Southgate extended his contract back in October to beyond the 2022 World Cup after steering England to the semi-finals in Russia last summer.
England’s unlikely World Cup run and qualification to the Nations League finals in June – at the expense of Spain and Croatia – has seen Southgate’s stock rise.
The former defender has also been praised for his development of England’s youth players, and he has notably given United duo Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard a platform to shine in recent years.
According to Sky Sports News, United are yet to make contact with England regarding Southgate but he has been made a candidate due to his “work with young players, style of play and ambassadorial qualities”.
Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates with teammates Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on December 5, 2018Getty Images
United are looking to appoint a permanent manager in the summer after sacking Jose Mourinho in December.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has won all five games in charge so far, and his United side head to Wembley on Sunday to face Tottenham, whose manager Mauricio Pochettino is another frontrunner for the role at Old Trafford.