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Ex-Premier League striker says Steven Gerrard might change Gareth Southgate as England boss

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Ex-Premier League striker says Steven Gerrard might change Gareth Southgate as England boss

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Former Premier League striker Darren Bent believes Steven Gerrard might be a candidate to take over from Gareth Southgate as England supervisor.

Talking on talkSPORT, Bent mentioned he wouldn’t be shocked to see the previous Liverpool man succeed the present England supervisor attributable to his background and certainly the insurance policies in place on the Soccer Affiliation (FA).

Gerrard was sacked as Aston Villa supervisor final week after a 3-0 defeat to Fulham, which left the membership sitting seventeenth within the desk. Villa have since climbed to 14th after thrashing Brentford 4-0 on Sunday.

Regardless of Gerrard shedding his job at membership stage, ex-Aston Villa striker Bent believes he can be one of many candidates to switch Southgate at England if and when the day ultimately arrives.

Southgate signed a contract extension with the Three Lions in November final yr, with that contract anticipated to maintain him within the job till the top of 2024. However that deal is basically depending on the success of England on the 2022 World Cup.

The supervisor is presently underneath strain, with England now and not using a win of their final six matches. Additionally it is unknown what Southgate’s precise plans are for after the event, which will get underway in underneath a month.

Bent says Gerrard’s expertise of taking part in for his nation, together with the tendency of the FA to decide on a sure kind of profile, might make the ex-Liverpool man a candidate for the job.

Gerrard made 114 appearances for his nation from 2000 to 2014, with these caps putting him fourth within the all-time listing behind Peter Shilton (125), Wayne Rooney (120), and David Beckham (115).

The previous Liverpool midfielder is now and not using a job after his current sacking, and Bent, who made 13 appearances for England, can actually see Gerrard being an choice for the FA.

“It wouldn’t shock me if he was one of many candidates for the England job subsequent,” mentioned ex-England worldwide Bent. “I’m not saying that he ought to get it, however you already know what the FA are like. They like individuals who have been within the system earlier than.

“He’s clearly performed for England and he’s very a lot an organization man, isn’t he? It wouldn’t shock me. I simply assume that he might be one, actually.”


Who joins Gerrard on the listing of potential candidates?

Gerrard’s former England teammate Frank Lampard has additionally been rumoured with the job to succeed Southgate. However he’s presently within the sizzling seat at Goodison Park with Everton.

The names of Graham Potter, Eddie Howe and Brendan Rodgers have additionally been talked about. All three are, in fact, presently managing Premier League golf equipment.

Former Premier League bosses Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel have additionally been linked with the England managerial job in current instances. Like Gerrard, the pair are presently and not using a job. Each have been rumoured with a return to membership administration in England.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar can be Southgate’s third main event in control of England. He took the nation to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, and the ultimate of Euro 2020.

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