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Rio Ferdinand tells FA to replace Southgate with new England boss who’d be ‘like going from ready salted to vindaloo’

RIO FERDINAND has revealed who he would want the FA to replace Gareth Southgate with to become the new England boss.

The sports pundit hinted recently unemployed Jose Mourinho should replace Southgate whose contract is set to expire with the Three Lions in December.

Rio Ferdinand revealed who he wants to see replace Gareth Southgate as the new England boss

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Rio Ferdinand revealed who he wants to see replace Gareth Southgate as the new England bossCredit: YouTube @ Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE
Southgate's contract is set to expire in December

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Southgate’s contract is set to expire in DecemberCredit: PA
Ferdinand said Jose Mourinho would be the perfect successor

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Ferdinand said Jose Mourinho would be the perfect successorCredit: AP

Ferdinand has found the perfect boss to take charge of the England squad at the end of the year.

The Manchester United legend confirmed Jose Mourinho would be a great candidate to take charge at St James’ Park.

Speaking on his podcast Vibe With Five, Ferdinand hinted to the FA the ex-Roma boss should be the successor for Southgate.

He said: “I don’t think the FA would hire a Jose Mourinho. I would.

“But I don’t think the FA… they’re not going from Gareth Southgate to Mourinho.

“That’s too big of a difference in character and personality. It’s not happening.

“Yeah… that’s like going from ready salted to vindaloo, bruv. It’s not happening.”

Mourinho was sacked from Roma last week, with the Italian giants currently eighth in Serie A.

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During his two and half years at Roma “The Special One” won the Europa Conference League 2022.

It was the club’s first major European honour in 61 years.

He’s currently out of work but has been linked with several new jobs across the world.

Mourinho was last week linked with a role to lead Saudi Pro League Al Shabab – but the 60-year-old quickly denied any deal for a move to the Gulf State.

The Portuguese boss is not desperate to get back in the dugout and will wait until the perfect opportunity arises.

Meanwhile, Southgate’s exit from the Three Lions will not be immediately after the 2024 Euro in the summer.

Instead FA technical director John McDermott and chief executive Mark Bellingham have agreed the Englishman will have a “cooling off” period after the European Championship.

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