As Newcastle prepares to fire Steve Bruce, England manager Gareth Southgate issues a warning to English managers.


Gareth Southgate has offered some advice to English managers.

Gareth Southgate has told English managers they need to raise their game if they want jobs in the Premier League. The Newcastle takeover situation has cast doubt over the future of Steve Bruce and soon only Dean Smith, Graham Potter and Sean Dyche could be the only homegrown managers in the top-flight.

St George’s Park was established to improve coaching in this country and former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been shadowing Southgate over the past week to further his education.

But the England manager warned there is only so much formal training can achieve.

“I’ve always said our job [as English managers]is to better ourselves and improve all the time and make ourselves as employable as we can be,” Southgate said.

“That’s got to be the challenge for all of us. For coaches, learning should never stop. You learn from every situation you’re in.

“As an FA, we have to make sure our coaching education courses match that. But also, when you get to a certain level, it is not about the courses.

“It’s about the experiences, it’s about sharing with other coaches, other business and just seeking every ounce to get better.”

Southgate meanwhile says he feels like he is “committing a crime” every time he picks an England team as he prepares to drop Phil Foden from Tuesday night’s team against Hungary.

Harry Kane will lead a more familiar-looking Three Lions at Wembley than the team that Foden inspired to win 5-0 in Andorra.

The plan was always to rotate resources, and England now have such a rich vein of attacking options, Southgate feels he is creating victims whoever he leaves out.


“We will definitely make changes – we have got a very strong squad,” Southgate said when asked about Foden. “I have a headache and I commit a crime every time I pick a team.

“So it’s very difficult every time you have to name a squad because we have so many good players and such good, strong competition for places.

“Of course there was lots of players that did their own confidence and their own reputations the world of good the other day and that’s pleasing to see.”

Kane’s inclusion puts pressure on him to extend his record of having scored in each of the last 15 European and. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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