Southgate is here to stay
with the team and belief in what we’re trying to do.
“So why would I rush to leave that opportunity and chance to affect not just the football but the other parts that the role brings?”
Southgate is also convinced his assistant Steve
Holland will stay by his side… at least in the short term.
Holland has been linked with a possible role back at Stamford
Chelsea call time on Maurizio Sarri’s reign.
The 49-year-old worked at Chelsea for seven years alongside the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte and remains a popular figure among Chelsea’s top brass.
But Southgate said: “He (Holland) is hugely important to everything we do
“I am sure at some point in the future he is going to want to be a manager and take that opportunity.
I don’t believe that would be now because he is very committed to the work we are doing, looking forward to next summer. But unquestionably, I’m sure he is going to get those desires.”
SPURRING PARTNERS England’s Dele Alli (right) and Harry Kane during training in Guimaraes