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League One Manager Joey Barton Calls On Gareth Southgate To Resign

League One Manager Joey Barton Calls On Gareth Southgate To Resign
By Rory Cassidy Updated
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Joey Barton has called for England manager Gareth Southgate to resign.

Barton, who manages League One side Bristol Rovers, took to Twitter to call for Southgate's head.

Southgate is believed to be considering his future after England's World Cup quarter-final defeat against France on Saturday night.

He has been in charge since 2016, guiding England to the World Cup semi-final in 2018 and Euros final last summer. His contract expires after Euro 2024.

Joey Barton calls on Gareth Southgate to resign

Barton who received just one cap for England during his playing career believes it is time for Southgate to leave his role.

"Can’t believe Southgate hasn’t resigned yet. That’s two World Cups and a home European Championship we could/should have won," he tweeted.

"Stop rewarding failure. Got to go. Time to hire somebody who can win.

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"Pizza Hut advert years ago. Enough said."

The ad which Barton referred to followed Southgate's missed penalty at Euro 1996.

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Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle also featured in the ad mocking Southgate who wore a paper bag over his head.

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Southgate then removed the paper bag and ate a slice of pizza. He then said to Pearce and Waddle: "Thanks a lot boys, I feel much better now," in relation to getting over his penalty miss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWqmqGsTTBI

It is reported that England will do everything they can to keep Southgate in the job. The 52-year-old has said however that he will take some time to consider his future.

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Barton meanwhile is recently walked free after facing trial for allegedly assaulting his wife.

He was charged with assaulting Georgia Barton by beating.

Mrs Barton urged prosecutors not to take action and said that she was injured accidentally when friends intervened in the argument.

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The arguement took place after the couple drank "four or five bottles of wine each."

Barton was alleged to have grabbed Mrs Barton by the throat and kicked her in the head outside a property.

Barton was not able to receive a fair trial so the case was dismissed.

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