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Southgate wants to ‘show people improper’ at club level after England role

Nov 23 (Reuters) – England supervisor Gareth Southgate mentioned he would really like to return to club administration at some level and that he can be motivated to “prove people wrong” about his monitor file in home soccer.

Southgate, who was handed the England job on a full-time foundation in 2016, signed a brand new contract by to the top of 2024 on Monday. He led England to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2020 last this 12 months. learn extra

The 51-year-old’s solely role in control of a club was at Middlesbrough the place his three-year stint got here to an finish after their relegation from the Premier League in 2009.

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“There is the obvious challenge because people view my club management purely through the eyes of a relegation. There is the part of you that wants to prove people wrong,” Southgate instructed British media on Monday.

“There will be a day when I do that, I’m sure. If in three years I decided that was it, I (would be) 53, with the experience of managing in one of the most pressurised jobs in football, with the biggest games in world football behind you.

“If that was the choice at that time, then I might have lots of wonderful experiences behind me. But I don’t know what I’ll really feel in three years’ time. And I do not really feel an urgency to push to different issues.”

England qualified for next year’s World Cup in Qatar as group winners with a 10-0 victory in San Marino last week.

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Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Soccer Football - World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Group I - San Marino v England - San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino - November 15, 2021 England manager Gareth Southgate applauds fans after the match. Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

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