Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is one to watch among the potential candidates to eventually replace Gareth Southgate as England manager, according to Ben Jacobs in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside.
Newcastle’s Eddie Howe and former Chelsea manager Graham Potter could also be in the frame, as could Lee Carsley, though it seems Sarina Wiegman is happy with her current role with the Lionesses.
For now, it does not look like Southgate’s job is in any serious danger, with the 53-year-old surely earning himself plenty of time to continue with the fine job he’s done since taking over back in 2016.
Southgate has had his critics, however, and there’s no doubt that a proven elite coach like Guardiola would represent a real game-changer for the national team if it were to emerge as a serious possibility.
Others like Howe and Potter also have impressive credentials, and it may soon be a wise move to freshen things up a bit, even if Southgate has done better than many others in recent history.
Jacobs said: “Gareth Southgate has come under some criticism of late, although I thought England were excellent in the 3-1 win over Scotland. The 1-1 draw against Ukraine was drab, though.
“Southgate won’t be sacked. That’s not an option being considered, and rightly so in my view. It’s just a case of whether he stands down after Euro 2024. His contract expires in 2024 as it stands.
“The FA are already considering options. This is normal, since international jobs (and the recruitment for them) work differently than in club football with a bit more forward planning. But obviously things can be entirely influenced by how England perform at Euro 2024, which is why it’s a bit early to be making predictions.
“Graham Potter will definitely be a candidate. He was the leading choice for the next England manager prior to joining Chelsea. But the way he handled that (albeit difficult) job may have given The FA a few doubts.
“Eddie Howe is another name on The…
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Author : Mark Brus
Publish date : 2023-09-19 15:45:00
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