Gareth Southgate will NOT face England chop even if his Three Lions side flop at Euro 2020 this summer… with the FA prepared to back the boss until the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Gareth Southgate heads into Sunday’s opening match against Croatia with one of the safest jobs at the Euros — and the England boss is urging his young lions to seize the moment.
The 50-year-old is putting the final touches to preparations for the Wembley showdown against the side who dashed England’s World Cup dream three years ago.
Having finished fourth in Russia, England head into the European Championship as one of the favourites. Southgate has impressed on and off the pitch throughout his reign.
Gareth Southgate will not be sacked by England even if they flop at Euro 2020 this summer
Southgate has assembled a Three Lions squad that is one of the tournament favourites this
But having reached the World Cup semi-finals, anything less than another run to the last four could be seen as a poor tournament.
Nevertheless, the FA are committed to Southgate’s long-term plan and will entrust the head coach to lead the current crop of players until at least the next World Cup in 17 months’ time, even if they flop at the Euros.
Southgate has assembled an exciting squad and the FA are aligned with the head coach’s vision heading into Qatar 2022.
The FA are prepared to back Southgate long-term and want him to take the side to Qatar 2022
England’s manager is targeting glory this summer, though, and has called on his team to prove they are among the best on the planet.
Southgate told ITV: ‘We have to show it. Tournaments are about hitting form at the right time and we have to bring everything over the next four weeks.
‘The players want their football to speak for them. This is a moment in our lives that is a rare opportunity.’