Southgate expects no points over new contract


England supervisor Gareth Southgate says there ought to be no issues along with his negotiations over a brand new contract.

Southgate’s facet booked their place at subsequent yr’s World Cup in Qatar with a 10-Zero thrashing of San Marino on Monday.

Reports over latest weeks urged Southgate is ready to signal an extension to his present contract with the Football Association, which runs out on the finish of the World Cup.

Southgate had refused to be drawn on the scenario whereas England have been targeted on securing their qualification.

But after their largest ever victory in a aggressive fixture, he admitted he sees no cause why his reign won’t be prolonged till at the very least Euro 2024.

“When you work with staff like I work with and with a group of players who are as receptive and have the talent that we have then that’s clearly very enjoyable,” Southgate mentioned.

“So there’s been no different cause for not sitting down aside from the truth that we felt it was proper to focus on the European Championship and to get this qualification completed.

“Now it’s an appropriate time to be able to sit with (FA technical director) John (McDermott) and (chief executive) Mark Bullingham and go through everything – but I’m not expecting for that to be complicated at all.”

England are nonetheless ready for a primary main trophy for the reason that 1966 World Cup, however Southgate has them trending in the proper route after a memorable 2021.

Having led England to the ultimate of Euro 2020 in July and the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, Southgate’s males will probably be real contenders in Qatar.

But England’s World Cup problem will probably be difficult by a scarcity of preparation time.

The Premier League introduced final week it’ll pause the season after the weekend of November 12-13, with the World Cup kicking off simply over per week later.

Whereas most pre-tournament camps would enable time for a number of warm-up fixtures, the scheduling means Southgate just isn’t anticipating to play a pleasant earlier than the World Cup.

“Ahead of the tournament, I’m not sure what that’s going to look like for anybody but I would think it’s really unlikely that teams are going to be able to play a friendly,” Southgate mentioned.

“If you concentrate on the Premier League groups taking part in on a Saturday or Sunday then you definately’d want three or 4 days earlier than you’d play and I believe you usually must be within the nation 5 days forward of a serious match anyway.

“So it’s going to be the teams that adapt best and we’ve got some experience of that with the Nations League and the European Championship where we had so many players involved in the Champions League finals, so at least we have been through that experience.”

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