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Southgate to ‘review and reflect’ his future plan

DOHA: England manager Gareth Southgate said he will “review and reflect” on his side’s World Cup quarterfinal exit with Football Association.

The 52-year-old, who took charge in 2016, has a contract until after the Euro 2024 finals.

“These tournaments take a lot out of you and I need time to reflect. We’ve done that after every tournament and that’s the right thing to do,” Southgate said.

Former England internationals Gary Neville and Ian Wright, along with ex-Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane, unanimously agreed they would like to see Southgate continue.

Having led England to the 2018 World Cup semifinals and the Euro 2020 final, Southgate was unable to reach the last four of a major tournament again following the agonising defeat by France in Qatar.

“I’m so proud of what the players have done, not just tonight but through the whole tournament,” added Southgate.

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