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Could Pep Guardiola Replace Gareth Southgate as England Boss?

by Thomaz Oseghale
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Could Pep Guardiola Replace Gareth Southgate as England Boss?

There are speculations that Pep Guardiola could be a possible successor to Gareth Southgate as the England manager if Southgate decides to step down after Euro 2024.

Southgate’s contract is set to expire at the end of 2024, and The Football Association (FA) is keeping their options open for a potential replacement.

However, Guardiola’s current contract at Manchester City, which runs until 2025, could pose a challenge for the FA in securing his services.

Despite this, the prospect of Guardiola guiding the Three Lions to the 2026 World Cup is not entirely out of the question.

Previously, Eddie Howe, Mauricio Pochettino, and Graham Potter were considered as potential candidates for the England manager role.

However, Howe and Pochettino are currently employed in Premier League jobs, making Guardiola a more viable option.

The next international fixtures for England include a Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine on September 9, followed by a friendly match against Scotland.

These matches will provide Southgate an opportunity to showcase his managerial skills and potentially strengthen his position as the England boss.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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