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Southgate Hints At Quitting If England Fail At Euro 2024; Man United Job Beckons

Southgate Hints At Quitting If England Fail At Euro 2024; Man United Job Beckons

Gareth Southgate has reportedly admitted he is likely going to step down as England Head Coach if the Three Lions fail to win the 2024 European Championship this summer.

Manchester United are believed to be planning a move for the 52-year-old, whose last club managerial stint was at Middlesbrough in 2009. The Red Devils are yet to decide the fate of Erik ten Hag following an underwhelming season which was capped with an FA Cup triumph over neighbours, Manchester City.

Southgate doubts his future with England citing the impatience of fans as a factor.

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“If we don’t win, I probably won’t be here anymore,” Southgate said to German outlet BILD as reported by Daily Mail.

“So maybe it is the last chance. I think around half the national coaches leave after a tournament – that’s the nature of international football.

“I’ve been here almost eight years now and we’ve come close. You can’t constantly put yourself in front of the public and say, ‘A little more please,’ as at some point people lose faith.

“If we want to be a great team and I want to be a top coach, you must deliver in big moments.”

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England are set to face Slovenia, Denmark, and Serbia in the group stage of Euro 2024. Southgate would hope to make a statement with the Three Lions in the group phase and send a message to other top contenders in the competition.

The 1966 World Cup winners are the top favourites to win the Euro 2024 title according to the Opta Analyst.

By Habeeb Kuranga

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