Open Ending for Southgate: Manager Hints at Possible Departure After Euro 2024

After Euro 2024, Gareth Southgate spoke out about his long-term ambitions with England. As his contract expires in December, shortly after his fourth major event with the Three Lions, the veteran coach considers what comes next. 

Southgate thought about stepping down after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but his assistant Steve Holland persuaded him to give it another chance following England’s disappointing quarterfinal loss to France.

Despite everything, he keeps an open mind. Following the draw for the 2024–2025 UEFA Nations League, he stated that his present objective is to win England’s first title since 1966. England were dropped from League A last season, and they now compete in the Nations League’s second tier. They were drawn to Ireland, Finland, and Greece.

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Southgate: Open Doors After the Tournament 

Gareth Southgate, England’s fourth-longest-serving manager, has not led a team since 2009. While some believe a return to domestic football is inevitable, Southgate denies such claims. He stresses his unplanned professional path, which was driven by unexpected chances and a desire for his current position. 

While understanding that it is only temporary, he is still focused on helping England through the coming Euros and has not decided what his future actions will be. Finally, he is committed to providing success to players, staff, and the nation.

A Mixed Bag for Southgate in England

Gareth Southgate’s start in club management at Middlesbrough in 2006 was short but memorable. 

Shortly after leading the club in the UEFA Cup final, he took over, guiding them to solid mid-table results before relegation and subsequent dismissal despite their good championship position. 

Although he is not actively missing club management, he has a strong interest in football both locally and internationally. However, his present focus is totally on Euro 2024. While he had previously dreamed of playing overseas, his managerial ambitions have been solely in Germany this summer. 

He underlines the huge team improvement that has taken place and shows an actual desire to see England win the upcoming tournament. He believes that any form of distraction at this moment would adversely impact their performance.

While he is excited about the team’s potential, he emphasizes the importance of performance and making appropriate decisions. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford’s behavior on and off the pitch will be monitored when Southgate picks the next squad for key matches before deciding on his Euro roster.

England’s Euro 2024 Fixtures 

See the schedule for England’s Euro 2024 matches! Everything is in place for the English squad to make a lasting impression and win the championship.

Group C





June 16 (Sunday)



Arena Auf Schalke

8:00 PM UK Time

June 20 (Thursday)




5:00 PM UK Time

June 25 (Tuesday)




8:00 PM UK Time

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