England lost to the defending champions France by a scoreline 1-2 in the quarter-finals at the Al Bayt stadium. They got a golden opportunity to make it 2-2 in the game but captain Harry Kane missed the penalty as his shot went over the cross bar which ended his nation’s World Cup dream. Soon after the match ended, huge questions had arisen about Gareth Southgate’s future as England’s coach, cause he has a contract until 2024 which would see him manage his nation in Euros 2024 for the last time out.
However, there is a possibility that Gareth might resign earlier in order for a new coach to come in with new ideas. In the post-match press conference, he still gave some clarification about his future, he said, “Whenever I finish these tournaments, you need time to make the correct decision. Emotionally, you are going through many different feelings. The energy that it takes in these tournaments is enormous. I want to take the right decision, whatever that is, for the team. In the past, my feelings have fluctuated in the immediate aftermath of tournaments.”
The Football Association of England does not want to lose their manager and the federation would do everything possible in the hope to convince Gareth to stay for at least until the Euros 2024.
There is no denying that he has been one of the most successful England managers over the past few years, as under him the nation has reached a Euro Final and also a World Cup semi-final in 2018.
Under him, a new generation as come up and yesterday indeed he confirmed in the press conference that the young players have announced themselves to the footballing world.