Gareth Southgate continues to lead the Three Lions.
Local media such as ‘AP’ quoted the announcement of the England Football Association on the 18th and reported the news of Southgate’s retention as manager. Southgate is set to lead the England team in the next major tournament, Euro 2024.
After a 1-2 loss to France in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, Southgate, who had been coaching the national team until December 2024, said, “We need time to make the right decision. It is because going through such a big competition consumes a lot of emotions and energy,” he said, saying that he needed time to organize his thoughts, and he did not say whether to retain his position as manager.
Because of this, the possibility of him stepping down from the directorship was raised, and discussions about a successor came out. However, it seems that he is continuing his coaching job as the English Football Association wants.
Southgate took over as England national team manager in 2016. It was a dark period for English football. Euro 2016 was defeated by Iceland in the round of 16 and suffered the humiliation of being eliminated, and manager Sam Allardyce was sacked after 67 days as manager due to a corruption scandal.
Southgate, who took over as manager during this turbulent period, recorded 49 wins, 18 draws and 14 losses. 4th in the 2018 World Cup, 3rd in the 2018-19 Nations League, 2nd in Euro 2020, and this World Cup reached the quarterfinals. 메이저사이트
After a 0-4 home defeat to Hungary in June, which drew criticism from the fans, they improved their performances at the World Cup.
England will start qualifying for Euro 2026 from 2023. They are drawn in Group C along with Italy, Ukraine, North Macedonia and Malta.