Gareth Southgate is not expected to make a decision on his England future until after the new year.
The Telegraph’s Matt Law has reported that “the Football Association is bracing itself for news on Southgate’s future early next year, having not received any indication to expect it beforehand.”
Southgate’s England tenure has long been opinion-dividing, with fans in a constant debate over his credentials. Following England’s elimination from the Qatar World Cup against France, those debates have intensified. This isn’t the first time Southgate has been under pressure as England boss, but it might just be the most significant.
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The 52-year-old has been afforded three attempts at achieving glory at major tournaments, and depending on your expectations, has either done extremely well or failed just when it matters most.
Should Southgate decide that now is the right time to walk away, the FA will need to act swiftly with the European Championships, which are now just 18 months away, edging ever closer. Which side of the debate do you fall on?