According to a report in the Daily Mail, Daniel Levy’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino last Tuesday left Football Association executives extremely concerned after fearing that Spurs would make an approach for Gareth Southgate.
The England manager, who has gained plenty of plaudits for the way he has transformed the Three Lions over the last couple of years, was among the names linked with the Spurs job (Telegraph).
Pochettino was under tremendous pressure after the Lilywhites’ poor start to the campaign and the club finally decided to pull the plug on his tenure and replace him with former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The report in the Daily Mail claims that people at the FA were delighted to see Mourinho get the job ahead of Southgate.
It is suggested that an approach for the England manager next summer could have left him with a dilemma, however, Daniel Levy realised there was no chance in landing the former defender prior to Euro 2020.
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It is understandable why Southgate was considered for the role given that he has worked with a lot of Tottenham’s English stars. However, the club have decided to take a gamble and go for Mourinho instead. Only time will tell if it turns out to be an inspired appointment from Daniel Levy.
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