In the wake of England’s quarter final exit from the World Cup in Qatar, head England coach Gareth Southgate left his future unclear. While his players hope he stays, Thomas Tuchel is already being talked about as a possible successor.
Gareth Southgate’s thoughts puzzled English football pundits. After Qatar’s bitter quarter-final defeat to France, will the 52-year-old stay and complete his contract, which runs until 2024? After six years at the Three Lions, is Southgate looking for a new challenge? Southgate should continue and lead England’s strong generation to the European Championships in Germany if the professionals have their way, despite the disappointment of the knockout.
Draw with Defending Champions
I hope he stays. He has been brilliant for us. There’s a lot of criticism that isn’t justified. He’s taken us so far, further than people could have expected,” Declan Rice said after a close 2-1 draw with the defending champions, a penalty missed by Harry Kane. As Rice said, defender Harry Maguire concurd.
“We players love Gareth, he has been great to all of us.”
Apparently Southgate doesn’t want to make a quick decision . “I need time to make the right decisions. It’s an emotional time. You feel so many different emotions during a World Cup like this.” During the press conference on Sunday night, he explained that it takes a lot of energy. The “Three Lions” left their team quarters in Al-Wakra south of Doha on Sunday.
Before the World Cup, the FA reportedly asked Tuchel
If Southgate were to resign from office, speculation has already begun about potential successors. As the picture reports, the German coach Thomas Tuchel is a serious candidate in England and could become the man who leads the “Three Lions” to the European Championships in Germany. As a result, the English association FA is said to have asked Tuchel for a coaching position in the spring, as the national team had a disappointing showing in the Nations League. In light of Southgate’s good performances in Qatar, the FA would like to keep him. However, if he resigns of his own free will, Tuchel would be the first candidate to succeed him.
Gareth Southgate (left) remains England manager for the time being, but the German coach Thomas Tuchel (right) is already being considered as a possible replacement.
Remember Gareth Southgate left his future unclear
In the wake of England’s quarter final exit from the World Cup in Qatar, head coach Gareth Southgate left his future unclear. While his players hope he stays, Thomas Tuchel is already being talked about as a possible successor.
Tuchel is also mentioned in the English newspaper The Sun, who writes that if Southgate does not remain as English national coach, he is interested in taking over the job. The problem: According to the Sun report, should Southgate leave, the FA would prefer to present a UK successor.