SOME England fans have called for ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to replace Gareth Southgate as national team boss.
Southgate is going through his most difficult period as England managerCredit: Alamy
Tuchel is out of work after being sacked by Chelsea earlier this monthCredit: Reuters
Southgate is England’s most successful manager since Sir Alf Ramsey, guiding the team to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and final of Euro 2020.
Yet some of the country’s supporters remain unconvinced by his ability to lead England to glory in Qatar.
One social media user said: “Sack Southgate. Hire Tuchel. England become good. Simple.”
Another added: “Get rid of Southgate. Get Tuchel in for World Cup. Who says no?”
While a third said: “Hard to support England with Southgate in charge. Get Tuchel in 🙄.”
And another continued: “Seen many people mention Tuchel as a short term fix which I’d be happy with, however, the FA seem to think ‘English is better’ nowadays which is obviously not the case.
“Southgate never proved himself worthy for the job in the first place, whereas Allardyce & Hodgson did tbf.”
Next England manager odds
Betfair’s odds for Southgate’s replacement:
- Graham Potter – 5/2
- Eddie Howe 4/1
- Mauricio Pochettino – 5/1
- Steve Cooper – 6/1
- Thomas Tuchel – 10/1
He also reached the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup final twice with Chelsea.
But despite calls for Tuchel, his successor at Chelsea, Graham Potter, remains the favourite to replace Southgate.
The English coach is currently the country’s highest-rated manager ahead of Newcastle boss Eddie Howe and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper.
Former Tottenham and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is also in the frame for the role.
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