‘The England manager should ALWAYS be English!’ – Carragher claims Tuchel, Pochettino and Co shouldn’t replace Southgate

JAMIE CARRAGHER is adamant that Gareth Southgate should not be replaced with a foreign manager.

The Football Association are desperate for Southgate to stay on as England boss.

AFPThomas Tuchel wants to become England’s next manager if Gareth Southgate leaves[/caption]

PAJamie Carragher insists that the job should always go to an Englishman[/caption]

That’s despite Saturday’s 2-1 World Cup quarter-final defeat to France, which resulted in the world champions facing Morocco next tonight in the semis.

The Three Lions boss has already stated that he plans to take his time to decide about his future.

His current contract runs until the end of 2024, with the European Championship in Germany barely 18 months away.

If Southgate did choose to quit, it is understood the FA would prefer to appoint a candidate from the British Isles.

However, as Sun Sport exclusively revealed, Thomas Tuchel wants the job if it becomes available.

The former Chelsea chief is back in Germany after being sacked by the Blues in September.

And Argentine ex-Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino is high on the potential replacement list according to the bookies.

Meanwhile, Englishmen Graham Potter, who replaced Tuchel at Chelsea, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe and Leicester’s Northern Irish chief Brendan Rodgers would also likely be in the frame.


However, Liverpool legend Carragher insists that the job should only be available to those born in England.

He tweeted: “The England manager should always be English!”

Discussing his future after the French defeat, Southgate admitted that he was stung by a barrage of criticism after June’s humiliating 4-0 Molineux defeat to Hungary, when he was heavily booed by fans, as he considers his future.

Southgate said: “I’ve found large parts of the last 18 months difficult. For everything that I’ve loved about the last few weeks, I still look at how things have been for 18 months.

“What’s been said and what’s been written, the night at Wolves.

“There are lots of things in my head that’s really conflicted at the moment.

“So what I want to make sure, if it’s the right thing to stay, is that I’ve definitely got the energy to do that.

“I don’t want to be four or five months down the line thinking I’ve made the wrong call.

“It’s too important for everybody to get that wrong.”

APGareth Southgate will take some time to assess his future[/caption]