Gareth Southgate’s to Quit if England Fails at Euro 2024

Gareth Southgate's to Quit if England Fails at Euro 2024

With the upcoming Euro 2024 on everyone’s lips, the manager of England, Gareth Southgate, has cast doubts on his future. The 53-year-old, who became a manager of the English team in 2016, has hinted at his possible departure if the English team does not win the Euro 2024 championship.

However, Southgate was at the helm of affairs when the English team reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the final of the Euro 2020. Nevertheless, the football world awaits Soutgate’s decision amidst England’s Tournament campaign.

Gareth Southgate’s Contract Risk and Emergence of Young Stars

Gareth Southgate's Contract Risk and Emergence of Young Stars

Southgate’s deal is set to expire in December, amidst interest from the Football Association to extend his term. However, the manager’s decision will mostly be based on the performance of the team in Euro 2024. The manager has shown commitment and responsibility as he has said if the team fails to win the tournament, he may have to quit.

With a new generation of talented players coming through the ranks such as Jude Bellingham, Cole Palmer, Anthony Gordon, and Kobbie Mainoo, there is an even more expected output of success at Euro 2024.

Reflecting on Past Dilemmas and Future Prospects

Reflecting on Past Dilemmas and Future Prospects

This uncertainty is similar to what Southgate has been going through after the 2018 World Cup. During this period, he struggled with an internal crisis of competency for the position but resolved to carry on leading the team. As Euro 2024 fast approaches, Southgate is again questioned on his capabilities and whether he is up to this task. However, his abilities would be viewed especially at high-stakes games in this European championships.

Gareth Southgate’s Future Beyond Euro 2024

Gàreth Southgate's Future Beyond Euro 2024

Southgate has pointed at the 2026 World Cup which will be held in the USA, Canada, and Mexico as a potentially interesting tournament. However, the manager is still in a dilemma about whether or not to continue with the team past Euro 2024. Before the tournament begins, Southgate has dismissed the possibility of a contract renewal. Furthermore, he stated that such a decision based on previous experiences within the England team is detrimental.

England has been widely considered as the strongest contender for the Euro 2024 championship. Meanwhile, the team’s campaign is set to kick off in the group phase against Serbia. Also, the team has started preparations at Blankenhain and is expected to kickstart their tournament at the Jena Stadium. While Southgate and his team prepare for the upcoming task, his fate in this regard remains open. However, it’s left to be said that the team’s performance at Euro 2024 will affect his decision.

Conclusion

Therefore, the uncertainty of Gareth Southgate as the England manager makes the Euro 2024 event all the more interesting. His thoughts on resigning if England does not manage to win this title alongside the arrival of a new crop of gifted players creates an interesting build-up to the tournament. Therefore, as the team starts their preparations for the Euro 2024 qualification campaign, everyone, including fans and pundits, is waiting for the final decision on Southgate’s future, which only adds more excitement to the tournament.

About the Author

Edmund Jaja is a sports enthusiast, Content Writer, Editor, and Storyteller from Nigeria. He has been a die-hard Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, and Manchester United fan since the Fergie era. With a background and experience in Psychology, he has the zeal, passion, and creativity to inspire through writing.

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