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SOUTHGATE GIVES FA ONE-MONTH DEADLINE

01 Dec
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Interim manager of the Three Lions Gareth Southgate has asked that the Football Association take one month to decide his future with the team.


There have been rumours that Southgate might not get the role, but since he has lived to the standards the FA wanted, the manager has called that the FA decide his future within a month.

England is set to play Spain on Tuesday. After the game, Southgate’s time as interim manager will end officially. Then the FA would have to decide if they want to make him a manager on a permanent basis or if they would continue seeking another hand. The FA chair Greg Clarke, technical director Dan Ashworth, Chief Executive Martin Glenn and League Manager’s chair Howard Wilkinson are expected to decide the future of Southgate.

“It will be important for me to know what I’m doing after the middle of November. We’ve got a European U21 Championship to prepare for and the seniors have got their next round of qualifiers [March, 2017].

“Of course everybody is going to want to know, I guess, by the end of November, middle of December, where everything is heading so we can decide who is responsible for which pars of the organization’s work,” Southgate clearly said.

His statements are an obvious slight push so the FA can decide his future and name him the substantial manager of the Three Lions. So far, he has done the basics. England have kept clean sheets under him, thrashing Malta 2-0, playing a goalless draw against Slovenia away before defeating Scotland 3-0 last week. His confirmation for the role is expected.

“I’m immensely proud to have led my county for three games, with another on Tuesday, and to be involved in an England-Scotland game, which is as high pressure as they come. It’s been a brilliant experience and very, very special,” Southgate added, selling himself.

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