BREAKING NEWS: VERY SAD NEWS as England Manager Gareth Southgate has been Sacked England has appointed the most surprising manager.

This is going to shock the player and fans!

Gareth Southgate considering future after England were knocked out of the World Cup by holders France on Saturday; Southgate contracted to England until conclusion of Euro 2024; Sky Sports News reporters Kaveh Solhekol and Rob Dorsett explore Southgate’s options

The FA and England players want Southgate to stay until at least the European Championships in Germany in 2024. Last year, Southgate signed a two-year contract extension which expires after Euro 2024.

Southgate led England to a first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russia in 2018, going out in extra-time to Croatia, before a Euro 2020 final defeat on penalties to Italy in the summer of 2021.

Speaking after England’s quarter-final exit, Southgate said: “These tournaments take a lot out of you, and I need time to reflect. We’ve done that after every tournament and that’s the right thing to do.”

He added: “I don’t want to be four, five months down the line thinking I’ve made the wrong call. It’s too important for everybody to get that wrong.”

So, what are the factors in any decision the England manager makes, and what are his options?

Southgate may have unfinished business as England manager but he also has unfinished business at club level.

“He wants to prove he is good enough to manage a top Champions League club and now would be the perfect time to back himself to get that opportunity.

The only reason to stay as England manager is if he truly believes this group of players are good enough to become European champions in 18 months. You rarely get an opportunity to leave a job in football on your own terms and this is as good as it could get for Southgate.

“He is on a hiding to nothing if he stays and England fail to win Euro 2024 and recent history suggests that, even if England have an impressive tournament, they are unlikely to outplay Europe’s top sides in Germany.

“Despite that and what the doubters may say, Southgate has been England’s best manager since Sir Alf Ramsey. He may have not won a trophy but his record at three successive major tournaments speaks for itself.

Winning a trophy is not the only measure of success and it is undeniable that Southgate has transformed England’s fortunes since he replaced Sam Allardyce in 2016.

“Being the England manager, though, takes its toll and the nature of the job means you are always at the eye of the storm or the next storm. What you say is almost guaranteed to be front-page news and you are expected to have an opinion on everything and anything – not just football.

“By going back to club management, Southgate can focus on doing what he loves most – working with players every day and developing young talent.

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