FA Chiefs Delay Talks with Gareth Southgate as Man Utd Decide on England Boss – Mirror Online

The Football Association (FA) has decided not to make any plans for a potential successor to Gareth Southgate until after the conclusion of the Euros. Southgate’s current contract expires in December, and there is a growing belief that this tournament could be his last as England boss.

However, the FA has not made any approaches or back-up plans, especially as Southgate has a six-month grace period written into his contract. Southgate has been in charge for eight years and is facing pressure to win a trophy after significant progress with the team and advocating for St George’s Park.

Winning the Euros and the possibility of another shot at the World Cup might persuade Southgate to extend his tenure. There are currently no obvious candidates to replace Southgate, with the FA preferring a homegrown coach who supports St George’s Park, such as Graham Potter or Eddie Howe.

In response to speculation about his future, Southgate stressed that his focus is solely on delivering a successful tournament for England. He emphasized the importance of concentrating on the upcoming Euros and expressed excitement for the tournament, aiming to go a step further than they did in the previous Euros.

Southgate and his players have now arrived in Germany and will begin their preparations for their first match against Serbia. The team is scheduled to open their campaign in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday night.

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