‘I’ve always thought this would be his last tournament’: Gareth Southgate could quit even if England WIN the World Cup as fans ‘pick him apart’, Sportsmail’s Martin Samuel tells WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL
Many would expect Southgate to stay on as Three Lions boss but chief sports writer Martin Samuel suggests he could walk away even if England win the competition.
He claims Southgate has received unjustified criticism in recent years and should choose to leave with his stock higher than ever, if they are successful in Qatar.
Also in today’s WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL:
- Chris Sutton addresses Neymar’s failure to take a spot-kick in Brazil’s shoot-out defeat to Croatia in the quarter-finals
- Sami Mokbel reveals Southgate’s plans to name an unchanged starting line-up from the team that thrashed Senegal last round
- Martin Samuel claims Cristiano Ronaldo still has a big part to play in the World Cup despite being dropped from Portugal’s line-up
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Our writers Ian Ladyman, Sami Mokbel and Martin Samuel, and columnist Chris Sutton, were speaking as part of Sportsmail and MailPlus’ daily videocast ‘World Cup Confidential’.
It appears on MailOnline every morning of the tournament and can be found on our YouTube channel.
Gareth Southgate could walk away from England if they win the World Cup this year
The Three Lions boss will be preparing his side for a quarter-final clash against France today
Meanwhile, Neymar was reduced to tears after Brazil’s penalty shootout defeat to Croatia
Cristiano Ronaldo could still have a role to play despite falling out of favour in Portugal team