Southgate would not take Spurs job if he England shines in Euros

Southgate would not take Spurs job if he England shines in Euros

There is a possibility that England manager Gareth Southgate will rule himself out of the Tottenham Hotspur job if he succeeds in Euros this summer.

Southgate had emerged as one of the targets for Spurs who are in the market for a manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month.

Southgate’s ex-Middlesborough teammate Danny Mills while speaking to the Transfer Window podcast claimed that the north London outfit has already made contact with the 50-year-old representatives.

Asked whether Spurs could tempt Southgate to return to domestic football, Mills said: “Not if the Euros go well because then you’ve got the potential of a World Cup off the back of that.

“If the Euros don’t go well, do Tottenham want him anyway? That’s a bit of a chicken and egg one. Why would you want to leave that role? Gareth doesn’t need the money, certainly not within the next year.”

Despite Spurs approaching Southgate to replace Mourinho, reports say that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers remains Daniel Levy’s highest priority but the Leicester man is said not to be interested in the job as Spurs are set to miss on Champions League football something he might achieve with his club.