According to The Transfer Window podcast, Tottenham Hotspur have contacted representatives of England national team manager Gareth Southgate as their search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement continues.
The 50-year-old has been at the helm of the Three Lions since 2016, leading them to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
Southgate will be keen to lead the country to glory at this summer’s European Championship, which will make it even more admirable for Spurs and other contenders.
According to Eurosport, the cordial relationship between Three Lions boss and Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a particular key to the North Londoners’ interest in him.
The Spurs star has immense respect for Southgate and the pair get along very well.
Tottenham president Daniel Levy believes his appointment would be hugely beneficial as the club seek to convince their star player to stay on beyond the end of the campaign.
The Spurs chief wants a manager with an attacking style of play and able to help develop the club’s youth, and Levy’s work with the Under-21s and the senior England squad has impressed him.
After missing RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann, Tottenham turned their attention elsewhere and have also been linked with VfL Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasner.
Belgian Roberto Martinez is also reportedly on the club’s radar, and it will be interesting to see who they bring this summer to succeed interim boss Ryan Mason.
In other news, here’s how Gary Lineker reacted when Spurs missed Nagelsmann.