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Gareth Southgate will remain England manager, says FA chair

Tue 21 June 2022 | 13:03

The Football Association has told Gareth Southgate that his position is safe after Nations League.

FA chair Debbie Hewitt has said they have has confidence in England manager Gareth Southgate and he will lead England into the

World Cup

.

England

is in danger of being relegated from the Nations League's top tier after taking just two points from their four Nations League fixtures including a 4-0 defeat against Hungary.

This is England’s worst run since June 2014, when they failed to win in five games during a month under Roy Hodgson.

"My personal opinion on Gareth is that he is, by the facts on the pitch, the most successful England manager we've had for 55 years,"

Debbie Hewitt, who took over as FA chair in January, said.

"The bit people don't see as much is the Gareth at camp and the culture he's created.

"Certainly prior to Gareth being the manager of England, there was not the pride of wearing the England shirt. There were the club rivalries we'd read about. The players not getting on.

"He's changed that beyond recognition and I've seen that first hand.

"I'd also say that I don't just work in football, I work in business and I've worked with a lot of chief executives, and Gareth's skills - his high IQ and high EQ - would make him a chief exec in any sphere.

"That resilience and accountability (are) the two qualities I admire most. There are no slopey shoulders, he doesn't huff, he's resilient and that's what you want in an England manager.”

She added:

"Gareth's reaction, as in everything to that kind of conversation, is always 'it's my accountability, and there's always something to learn'.

"That's why it's refreshing working with somebody like that because that openness to learn is quite remarkable and quite unusual in any sphere.”

England will face Iran,

USA

, and Wales in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar.


source: SportMob

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