Brendan Rodgers on FA shortlist to replace Gareth Southgate
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The English Football Association have cast their eye on Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers as a potential replacement for Gareth Southgate.

After England's 2-1 Quarter final defeat to the World Champions France last week, Gareth Southgate had admitted that he is unsure about his future and will need time to consider his options.

"I don't want to be four, five months down the line thinking I've made the wrong call," he said.

"It's too important for everybody to get that wrong.

"I've found large parts of the last 18 months difficult," said Southgate, who has a contract until December 2024.

"For everything that I've loved about the last few weeks, I still have 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 are 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."

"When I've been through the past few tournaments, my emotions have been difficult to really think through properly in those following few weeks," Southgate said.


With Southgate pondering his future, the English FA will need to be ready just in case the England manager decides to step down from his role and they feel Brendan Rogers could be the right replacement.

Rogers came into prominence with Swansea City after his team set the Premier League alight with their fantastic football.

He left the Welsh side to take on the mammoth task of reviving Liverpool Football Club's fortunes. He came close to doing so as well as his team narrowly lost the League title to Manchester City on the final day.

He left the club halfway through his third season and moved to Celtic in 2016 where he enjoyed his most successful managerial spell.

Rogers won seven trophies in a row, an Invincible Treble and managed a 69-game unbeaten run, masterminding one of the most dominant sides in Scottish football history. He left Celtic in 2019 due to friction with the board and signed for Leicester City.

The Leicester City manager who is now in his third full season with the Foxes has managed to get very close to entering the UEFA Champions League places twice. He has also led his team to an FA Cup win.

His resume is impressive and his attractive and attacking style of football will be a benefit as well since one of the biggest criticisms of Southgate has been how he has set up his side in matches.

England's next international fixture will be against European Champions, Italy on March 23rd, 2023.