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“Gareth Southgate must go”


Chants of “sacked in the morning” and “you don’t know what you’re doing” were heard at Gareth Southgate as England lost to Hungary 4-0 at home.

And talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara also thinks the England manager’s time could be running out.

England suffered yet another defeat in the Nations League
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“Gareth Southgate must go”
Leaving Southgate position to be questioned by fans and pundits
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The Three Lions have scored just one goal and picked up just two points in the Nations League, a tournament which was originally seen as a good chance for England to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.

But rather than use their meeting at Molineux on Tuesday night to turn the mood around as Qatar approached, they suffered yet another defeat against the Hungarians – their worst at home since 1928.

Southgate led his side to a World Cup semi-final in 2018 and the Euro 2020 final last summer.

However, with just two games left before the World Cup, some England fans now fear the 51-year-old is not the man to lead the country this winter after this month’s alarming performances- this.

After the final whistle in Wolverhampton and the unpleasant reception from the stands, England fans called talkSPORT’s Sports Bar to express their thoughts on the team’s terrible run in the Nations League.

And Southgate was at the center of most of the callers’ frustrations.

“Gareth Southgate must go”
England fans lit up Southgate in the stadium
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“I need to rant a minute, I need to get this out of my mind,” Liverpool fan Dion told talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy and O’Hara.

“I am furious with this. In 2018, I thought Gareth Southgate was the main reason we got to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

“I could see why he was playing the system he did and I literally think he helped maximize our potential.”

He continued: “But since then some of the players who have passed, like Reece James, Trent [Alexander-Arnold]Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and many more.

“Gareth Southgate must go”
Fans think Southgate isn’t getting the best out of the England squad
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“Southgate is no longer maximizing the potential of these players. He didn’t adapt to any of this in any way. The run to the Euros final has been amazing, but it’s clear we’re just covering up the cracks.

“I don’t care that the World Cup is only five months away. If England have any hope of doing well, Southgate must go and he must go now.

Meanwhile, Cundy insisted the English Nation League run did not reflect Southgate’s tenure, and Spurs fan Tony agreed the manager’s head calls were overblown.

“What the hell are you in a bit of bad shape and it’s all going out the window?” Tony questioned.

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But some callers thought the blame could not be placed on Southgate
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“That’s what’s wrong with football, managers don’t have enough time to prove themselves.”

But O’Hara had no view of Tony and the ex-Spurs star highlighted why he thought Southgate’s position needed to be questioned.

“Wait, it’s not about form.” he said.

“We had two major tournaments in which we failed at the last hurdle. Italy didn’t even qualify for the World Cup, a huge wasted opportunity, and Southgate got it wrong that day.

“In the semi-finals of the World Cup, we are eliminated by bad tactical decisions. It’s not a friendly match, it’s not a Mickey Mouse Cup, it’s the UEFA Nations League!

“It’s a tournament. We have just been beaten 4-0. We will be relegated! We will be relegated! England. Will be relegated. »

He added: “Gareth Southgate is wrong. In my opinion, after watching that, he lost the locker room.

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