Gareth Southgate is considering extending his contract with England only if the Three Lions win Euro 2024.
- Southgate wants to win Euro 2024
- I am not thinking of extending the stay
- England will face Malta next in the European Championship qualifiers
WHAT HAPPENED? The England manager clearly stated that signing another contract extension with the national team is not on his mind at the moment as he is fully focused on winning Euro 2024 and ending England’s 58-year trophy drought.
Under Southgate, England reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2018 and the quarter-finals in 2022, missing out on the Euro 2020 title after losing to Italy on penalties in the final. But it is now or never for the Englishman as he is determined to win Euro 2024.
WHAT THEY SAID: Speak against The daily mailsaid Southgate: “Who knows? I think we’re going to have to go really, really well to make that possible in someone’s eyes. That’s fair enough. My aim is to try to win the tournament. Every conversation I have with the players now is tuned in. What happens in the future is not the first thing in my mind.
“Trying to win this European Championship is. You have a sense of what is good and what is not good. For that we will have to play well and go far in the tournament. [staying on] even be a consideration.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Three Lions started their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory over reigning champions Italy in March. They then picked up another comfortable victory over Ukraine.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR ENGLAND? The Southgate men will then be in action on June 16 when they take on Malta in the qualifiers.
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