The English national football team won a place in the eighth-finals of the European Championship from first place in Group D. They won seven points, scored only two, without receiving a single goal. They were not lucky enough to have the German national team as a rival at the start of the knockout phase.
The alliance is obviously satisfied with what has been done so far so that even a defeat by Germany would not cost Gareth Southgate a job, reports the Guardian. The reputable paper claims that Southgate will remain at the helm of Gordon Albion even in the case if they are eliminated in the round of 16.
He enjoys great support from the leading people in the Football Association, and whatever the outcome of the duel with Joachim Low's team, he will remain on the bench of England at least until the World Cup in Qatar, which is scheduled for the end of next year.
His contract for the selector's position binds him to the World Cup (concluding with the World Cup), and the executive director of the association, Mark Bullingham, points out that he would like to extend the cooperation with the 50-year-old expert until the European Championship in 2024.
"Do I enjoy football? Yes, I do. Gareth did a great job, he won first place in the group with a very good defense. He is doing very well both on and off the field in all aspects." "Our support is solid, we are 100 percent behind him.
We want him to continue working, whatever happens on Tuesday. Absolutely. No matter how the group stage of this tournament ends, we would like him to stay on the bench. "
World cup Qatar
Bullingham points out that the priority is the World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup in 2022 is a priority. The fact that it is only 18 months away is exciting, and then you look at Germany coming after that (2024, ed.), Only 18 months after that. We have three strong exciting years." "Gareth knows exactly how we feel about his work, that we would like him to continue.
We would no doubt like him to stay after his current contract. " Gareth Southgate took over Middlesbrough at the end of his playing career (in which he said goodbye to playing football professionally). He spent three years at Riverside, and after a four-year break, he took over the youth national team of England.
Three years later, he was temporarily appointed to the position of selector of the A-team, after Sam Allardyce resigned after the football scandal that shook the entire country. A couple of months later, he received a new, multi-year contract.
At the last World Cup, he reached the semifinals (defeat by Croatia), and then suffered a failure in the fight for third place in the match with Belgium.