England were the favorite bets to beat Italy in the final of the UEFA European Championship on Sunday but fell due to a penalty shootout.
Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate has received some criticism for not actively pursuing a second goal after Luke Shaw opened the scoring in the second minute of Sunday’s contest, but the boss said Monday that he wants to keep its work going through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar starting Nov. .21 next year.
“I don’t think now is an appropriate time to think about this,” Southgate responded when asked about the potential signing of a new contract, for Sky sports. “We have to qualify for Qatar. I need time to go and reflect on Euro 2020. I need a break.
“It’s an extraordinary experience but leading your country in these tournaments takes its toll. I said at the time that it’s nice to have that internal support, you appreciate it a lot as a manager. I don’t want to commit to anything any longer. of how much I should and I don’t want to put up with my reception then all these things need consideration.I want to take the team to Qatar, I feel we have made progress in the last four years, we have had a fourth, a third and a second place finish and which is as good as any. ”
Sky has added that Mark Bullingham, executive director of the Football Association, wants to extend Southgate’s deal through Euro 2024, but comments from the coach suggest he could resign after next year’s World Cup. next. Southgate has led England to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and has been linked with rumors of a return to football.
He served first as manager of the Middlesbrough championship.