Manchester United re-initate interest to sign Gareth Southgate as new coach

As per the latest developments England's national team coach has been on the radar of the Red Devils, for a long time, but talks have not taken place among the two parties.

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Manchester United struggled in the 2023/24 season, as they finished 8th in the English Premier League. The Red Devils won the FA Cup against their city rivals Manchester City and earned a direct qualification for the UEFA Europa League for the upcoming season. As per the reports after the review of the season INEOS management decided that they will not be continuing Erik ten Hag, the club decided not to continue with the Dutch coach in the upcoming season.

They lost 14 games in the 2023/24 season which was the most by the club in a single season. Sir Jim Ratcliffe who currently handles the football operations at the club has shortlisted some of the coaches, with Xavi, Roberto De Zerbi, Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino and Gareth Southgate have been in the list for becoming the successors of the Ten Hag for the 2024/25 season. 

As per the latest developments England's national team coach has been on the radar of the Red Devils, for a long time, but talks have not taken place between the two parties. With the former footballer is away on Euros duty with England and is not ready to discuss his future until after the tournament ends. The three Lions coach has not led them to any major silverware and lost a final in the 2020 edition of the tournament as well. 

Is Gareth Southgate a perfect replacement for Manchester United?

Southgate remains among the potential candidates to succeed the Dutch manager. Tuchel is also an option for the  club for a short-term process however they are finding someone to build for the long-term after struggles over the past decade. Previously the 53-year-old manager had experience of coaching at the EPL.

He coached Middlesbrough as managing the Teeside from the beginning of the 2006/07 season until the early season of 2009/10, he achieved two mid-table finishes with 'Boro', before crashing to relegation in 2008/09 and despite the good start in the 2009/10 edition, he decided to leave the club. 

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