When the 2024 European Championship is over, England will decide whether to keep Gareth Southgate as their head coach or search for a replacement, which may be Pep Guardiola.
Since taking over as coach of the England national football team, Gareth Southgate has made a significant impact in numerous ways. The British team, nicknamed “The Three Lions,” led by their captain advanced all the way to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup, came in second place at Euro 2020, and advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.
Despite this, however, coach Southgate managed to stir up quite a bit of controversy among the supporters. Many people believe that Southgate has been successful in comparison to its forerunners, at least in terms of the achievements it has made. There are, however, others who believe that Southgate is absolutely capable of accomplishing even more with the resources that are already available.
The current terms of the contract that Southgate has with the England squad take him through the end of the 2024 season. According to the Daily Mail, however, if the performance of the England squad in the tournament that will take place the following year is not satisfactory, Southgate will contemplate retiring.
In addition to this, the English Football Association (FA) will deliberate on whether or not to continue working with a coach who was born in 1970 or whether or not to choose a new “captain.” Pep Guardiola is one of the potential prospects that the FA is looking at. Pep is not only the most favored candidate of the FA, but he is also the most popular.
According to another report from the Daily Mail, FA technical director John McDermott reportedly participated in a meeting before to the 2022 World Cup to discuss the possibility of hiring a new coach for the England national team. Eddie Howe and Graham Potter were named as the two candidates by the prediction team working for the FA. However, because both of those positions were already “full” at Newcastle and at Chelsea, the FA ceased its search for individuals at those two institutions.
Regarding Pep Guardiola, his current deal with Manchester City extends through the year 2025. Pep Guardiola has had a lot of recent success with Manchester City, but it is likely that he may contemplate leaving the team in order to pursue a different kind of challenge.