While England might have stormed their way to a 3-1 victory away at British rivals Scotland on Tuesday night, it is no secret that Gareth Southgate has once again seen his position come under increasing scrutiny this month.
With the Three Lions eventually forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Ukraine last weekend as they dropped their first European Championship qualifying points, Southgate’s squad selection has been a major talking point over the past fortnight.
Controversially electing to call up the likes of Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips for this month’s international break, Southgate and his often pragmatic approach haven’t endeared him to some sections of the England fanbase.
With the Three Lions’ current superstar crop now billed as a ‘golden generation’, The Daily Mail reported earlier in the month that next year’s European Championships could be his last hurrah.
Despite batting off continued speculation over his long-term future, we have taken a look at the three bookmakers’ favourites to potentially replace Southgate.
Embarking on what has been a famous rise since they welcomed Eddie Howe to St. James’ Park back in January of last year, Newcastle are certainly in the midst of a real fairytale in the north east.
While the Magpies might have opened up the 2023/24 campaign by mustering just a single win from their first four Premier League appearances, they do have a stunning Champions League return fast approaching.
Cruising their way to a top-four finish last season and securing their highest Premier League finish in almost two decades, Howe has rightfully revived a string of plaudits for the job that he has done at St. James.
Only continuing to skyrocket their way up the table and also reaching last season’s EFL Cup final, the former Bournemouth boss has also brought a new attacking philosophy back to the north east.
Previously seen as a potential candidate before Southgate took…
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Author : Tom Dunstan
Publish date : 2023-09-13 21:39:46
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