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Jamie Redknapp Claims "Any Decent Manager" Could Match Gareth Southgate's Achievements

Jamie Redknapp Claims "Any Decent Manager" Could Match Gareth Southgate's Achievements
By Michael Bolton
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Jamie Redknapp hasn't held back in his criticism of England manager Gareth Southgate, claiming England did not have a good World Cup.

It was another tournament where England fell short at the biggest challenge, as France defeated them 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

The defeat questioned Gareth Southgate's position as manager. While he has showed what this England side is capable of, the mental toll of losing another big game in a major tournament has to take effect.

England have produced a young, talented squad that is more than capable of delivering success, but continues to fall short after showing promise.


However, it was announced by the FA that Gareth Southgate would take charge of the England side going into Euro 2024.

Jamie Redknapp Questions England's campaign

While Gareth Southgate has divided opinions among former players and pundits, Jamie Redknapp hasn't held back in his assessment of him.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp claimed England underachieved at the tournament, while believing England have the quality of Sunday's finalists.


We haven't got that killer instinct in our team, we're a nice football team. We have tremendous young players and we have come close, but that's where the frustration is. I look at the two teams who got to the final, we're every bit as good as them.

Defensively, we're slightly weaker too. We did a great job defensively given how the players were before the World Cup with injuries. Harry Maguire had a great World Cup, but in the long-term we need to find that centre-back that will take us to the elite level.

He has done a decent job, Gareth Southgate. But we shouldn't be thinking that there isn't anyone else out there. There will be a lot of good managers who would do an equally good job.

Any young, English, Premier League manager worth their salt would have gotten England to the quarter-finals, when you look at the teams we've played. In the last Euros, we beat two decent sides in Denmark and Germany - yet neither got out of their group in this World Cup."

Some strong comments from Jamie Redknapp, who is one of the few pundits to speak out against Gareth Southgate since England's World Cup exit.

While the work Southgate has done is hugely appreciated by England fans, the question still remains if he is the manager to win them a major trophy.


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