The FA wants England manager Gareth Southgate to stay in command even after the next World Cup in Qatar. So, among other football news today, Southgate may remain England coach beyond Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022.
Southgate mostly remains regardless of how his team performs against Germany in their Euro 2020 last 16 fixture on Tuesday. It doesn’t even matter how far the England Euro 2020 team advance in the competition.
Southgate’s current contract as the England national team’s head coach runs through the end of 2022. This coincides with the end of the 2022 World Cup cycle, which includes finals in November and December.
Southgate May Remain England Coach Beyond Euro 2020 and World Cup
However, though on-contract till 2022, FA chief executive Mark Bullingham has disclosed that extension discussions for Southgate are already underway.
Bullingham has now gone even further. He has openly stated that Southgate will stay not only until the 2022 World Cup. FA may retain the coach not just for the World Cup in 18 months, but also into the next cycle.
“We’ll get into that formal conversation after this tournament. But if you ask me now I’d say ‘yes we’d like him to carry on [beyond Qatar]’,” Bullingham told the Daily Telegraph.
“I think he’s doing a brilliant job,” he commented.
“I haven’t said that we’ve offered him a new contract,” he said. “I haven’t gone into the details of that. But I think on the basis of everything we’ve seen so far he’s doing a great job and we’d like him to carry on doing that.”
“We would love him to carry on, for sure, beyond this contract,” he concluded, however.