Gareth Southgate is aware of Euro 2024 should go ‘very, very nicely’ to maintain England job

Gareth Southgate is aware of subsequent yr’s Euros must go extraordinarily nicely for it to be a “chance in anyone’s eyes” for him to remain on as England supervisor.

The 52-year-old was parachuted into the hotseat following Sam Allardyce’s ignominious exit in 2016 and has gone on to supervise the nationwide group’s finest spell since successful the World Cup.

England reached the 2018 semi-finals earlier than dropping the delayed Euro 2020 ultimate in an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy at Wembley.

There have been extra indicators of progress because the group had been edged out by France ultimately yr’s World Cup, however a difficult yr meant Southgate needed to weigh up whether or not to see out his contract till 2024.

The England boss determined to remain on after per week of contemplation following Qatar, however subsequent summer time’s European Championship may show his final finals in cost.

“My contract is till the December,” Southgate mentioned. “That was at all times put in place as a result of it might enable all people reflection time, actually.”

Requested if the Euros could be his final event, Southgate mentioned: “Who is aware of?

“I feel we’ll should go very, very nicely for that to be a chance in anyone’s eyes and that’s truthful sufficient. I’m greater than comfy with that.

“My purpose is to try to win the event and all the pieces I do is geared round that and each dialog I’ve with the gamers now’s geared round that.

“So, what is going to occur sooner or later in the meanwhile it isn’t on the forefront of my thoughts, however attempting to win this European Championship is.”

England are third favourites with the bookmakers to triumph in Germany subsequent yr, and that’s all of the supervisor is targeted on proper now.

‘Succession’ is a buzzword due to the favored US TV sequence, however Southgate has not seen the present and was unwilling to speak about potential candidates for a job he cares deeply about.

“No matter (enter) John (McDermott, Soccer Affiliation technical director) and all people else on the FA would really like, actually,” he mentioned.