England manager Gareth Southgate has dropped hints he is ready to resign following his team’s 2-1 World Cup quarter-final defeat to France. Following England’s exit, he said he will take time to consider his future, explaining: “Look, I’ve found large parts of the last 18 months difficult. For everything that I’ve loved about the last few weeks, I still have how things have been for 18 months.” But do you think he should quit? Vote in our poll.
He continued:“What’s been said and what’s been written, the night at Wolves, there’s lots of things in my head that’s really conflicted at the moment, so what I want to make sure, if it’s the right thing to say, is that I’ve definitely got the energy to do that.
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“Whenever I’ve finished tournaments, I’ve needed time to make correct decisions because emotionally you go through so many different feelings.
“The energy it takes through these tournaments is enormous, so I want to make the right decision, whatever that is for the team, for England, for the FA. I’ve got to be sure that whatever decision I make is the right one – I think it’s right to take a bit of time to do that because I know in the past how my feelings have fluctuated in the immediate aftermath of tournaments.
“Tonight there’s too much in my head to think logically about any of that. I think we’ve given a really good account of ourselves to the rest of the world but in the end, only one team wins. We wanted to win and tonight we’ve just fallen short.”
Mr Southgate has led the three lions for six years – reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-final and final of Euro 2020 – and still has two years left on his contract.
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