Five managers who could replace Gareth Southgate if he quits England job as Thomas Tuchel registers interest

GARETH SOUTHGATE is considering his future as England manager in the wake of their World Cup exit.

The Three Lions‘ hopes of ending 56 years of hurt came crashing down in dramatic circumstances following their 2-1 defeat to France in the quarter-finals.

GettyGareth Southgate is considering leaving his post as England manager[/caption]

PAEngland’s World Cup dream was ended by France on Saturday[/caption]

Southgate has a contract until after Euro 2024, but there’s no guarantees that he’ll lead the team in Germany.

Both the FA and the players are behind him and want him to stay, but England are facing an anxious wait before they return to action in March.

SunSport takes a look at the five managers who could replace Southgate.

EPAThomas Tuchel has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in September[/caption]

Thomas Tuchel

As revealed by SunSport, Tuchel would be interested in the role should it become available.

The German has already proven himself at the top level, winning trophies with the likes of PSG and Chelsea, including the 2021 Champions League.

Furthermore, Tuchel is available to work after he was sacked by Chelsea in September, so it would make the hiring process much smoother.

GettyFrank Lampard is approaching his one-year anniversary at Everton[/caption]

Frank Lampard

Lampard is by far the least experienced in the list and probably the most unlikely to get the honour.

He did well at Derby, but he’s struggled at Chelsea and Everton and needs to fix his reputation before he’s seriously considered for a job of this size.

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PAEddie Howe has done an excellent job at Newcastle since replacing Steve Bruce[/caption]

Eddie Howe

With the help of the takeover, Howe has completely transformed Newcastle over the last 12 months.

He’s turned the club from relegation candidates into Champions League hopefuls.

With that in mind, England will have a tough job on their hands getting him out of St James’ Park.

AlamySteve Cooper recently signed a new long-term contract with Nottingham Forest[/caption]

Steve Cooper

Cooper knows all about enjoying success on the international stage.

That’s because he led England to Under-17 World Cup glory in 2017 and helped develop both Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden.

He did recently commit his future to Nottingham Forest by penning a new contract, but he would surely jump at the chance to manage his country.

EPAMauricio Pochettino is a free agent following his PSG departure[/caption]

Mauricio Pochettino

Given that he’s another out of work, the Argentine is amongst the favourites to get the job.

He performed heroics at both Southampton and Tottenham and has a proven record of working with and improving younger players.

His most recent managerial post was extremely forgetful at PSG despite winning the title in his final season, but England could do a lot worse than him.

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