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Carragher doubts Southgate will become Man United manager

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher can’t see Gareth Southgate vacating his post with the England national team for Manchester United

The Three Lions boss is reportedly on the shortlist to become the permanent United coach at the end of this season along with Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But Carragher doubts Southgate will take up the role at Old Trafford due to the golden possibility of winning silverware with England in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.

“No, I don’t see that happening for two reasons really,” said Carragher on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday, via MEN.

“I think that Gareth Southgate has done such a good job with England to leave now wouldn’t feel right.

“He’s building something there, even what they have done since the World Cup. I think that he will want another tournament at least to try and do something big.

“Don’t forget that the European Championships are almost at home really with the semi-finals and finals being at Wembley.

“If England could get that far it gives them a great opportunity of lifting a trophy. I wouldn’t expect Gareth to leave that post just yet.

“Also, I think Manchester United may have one or two options before they got to Gareth who I think they would want to nail down first.”

United defeated Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday through a Marcus Rashford first-half goal.