After England’s loss to France, Southgate is unsure of his team’s future at the World Cup in 2022.

After England was eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate indicated he will decide whether to stay in the position or not.


In the quarterfinal on Saturday, the Three Lions were defeated 2-1 by France.

The Football Association is eager for Southgate to continue after leading England to the semifinals in Russia four years ago and the postponed Euro 2020 final last summer. The 52-year-old is under contract until 2024.

However, they had their early tournament departure in Qatar since Southgate took over in 2016, as Didier Deschamps’ team beat Morocco in the quarterfinals thanks to goals from Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud, who scored each side of a Harry Kane penalty.

When asked what the outcome meant for Southgate’s readiness to continue in the next tournament in 18 months, he responded: “I think anytime I complete these tournaments, I’ve needed time to make good judgments. Kane missed a second penalty on 84 minutes that would have tied the teams up. You experience so many different emotions on a daily basis.

“These competitions require a tremendous amount of energy. Whatever it is, I want to make the best choice for the group, England, and the FA.

“I need to be certain that whatever choice I make is the best one. I believe it’s appropriate to take some time to do so because I am aware that in the past, my emotions have changed in the moments following competitions.