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Gareth Southgate played down rumors that he will take over from Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB

Of NTB | 13.05.2024 08:20:30

Sport: – There will always be speculation about managers, because if you lose a couple of games, you’re in trouble – if you win a couple of games again, it’s a different agenda, Southgate said, according to BBC.

The national team manager has recently been mentioned as one of the hottest candidates to take over from Ten Hag if the Dutchman is fired.

Manchester United is in a very disappointing season, where they are in 8th place in the table. If the season ends there, it will be the club’s worst season in the Premier League era.

However, Southgate maintains that his focus is elsewhere.

– For me, the EC is a brilliant opportunity, and we are looking forward to the tournament. I am concerned with how we can go one step further than we did in the last European Championship, said the coach.

In Euro 2020, England were beaten on penalties by Italy in the final.

Southgate has been in charge of the England men’s national team since September 2016. Prior to that he was the manager of the U21 national team, and his last job coaching a club team was way back in 2009, when he was in charge of Middlesbrough.

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