I Want To Take England To 2022 World Cup IN Qatar – Gareth SouthgateJuly 12, 2021
England manager Gareth Southgate says he wants to remain in charge for the 2022 World Cup following defeat in the final of Euro 2020 by Italy.
Southgate and his players suffered heartbreak at Wembley on Sunday night as England were beaten 3-2 on penalties by Italy after a 1-1 draw after extra-time.
Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham said during Euro 2020 he wants to hand Southgate, who also took England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, a new deal.
When asked about the possibility of a new contract, Southgate replied:
“I don’t think now is an appropriate time to be thinking about it. We have to qualify for Qatar. I need time to go away and reflect on Euro 2020. I need a rest.
“It is an amazing experience but to lead your country in these tournaments takes its toll.
“I said at the time it is great to have that internal support, you greatly value that as a manager.
“I don’t want to commit to anything longer than I should and I don’t want to outstay my welcome so all of those things need consideration.
“I want to take the team to Qatar, I feel we have made progress over the four years, we have had a fourth, a third and a second-placed finish and that is as good as anyone.