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Gareth Southgate Favourite To Replace Hodgson

After England’s shock defeat by Iceland in the European Championships last night, coach Roy
Hodgson has resigned – which means that the position of manager of the English National Football team is up for grabs.
Almost immediately after Hodgson announced his resignation, people started to speculate as to who would take over the helm.
According to various sources, it is most likely that England will choose another Englishman to lead their national squad. And according to them, the man who is currently in the lead for the position is Gareth Southgate.
Southgate is currently the coach of England’s national under-21 side.
Southgate has been the coach of the under-21 side for three years now, having started in this position in 2013. Previously, he was the manager for Middlesbrough. He had managed to keep Middlesbrough in the Premier League for two seasons, after which they were relegated in the 2008/2009 season.
Besides Southgate, other names being mentioned as a possible English coach is Eddie Howe of Bournemouth as well as Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew.
Former captain of England, Alan Shearer, has apparently also said that he would be up for the job. However, he has only once stepped into the shoes of manager; which was an unsuccessful turn at Newcastle United.
There will still be many names thrown around as possible English coach for the next few weeks. We’ll have to wait and see who will eventually get the job.

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