Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has been connected to the position of England manager, and Gary Lineker has expressed his opinion on the likelihood of it happening.
There are currently no plans to change management.
However, there were rumors last week that Southgate would resign from his position after the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Given Guardiola’s incredible success at City, it was also claimed that the FA may attempt to make a beeline for him.
Gary Lineker recently shared his opinion on that prospect.
Responding to the Pep Guardiola-England connection
Along with Micah Richards and Alan Shearer, Lineker discussed England on the The Rest Is Football podcast.
His current contract expires in the summer of 2025. And City fans are very much hoping that he will stick around until at least then.
Many are hoping to see him complete a decade at the club.
Hard to see Pep wanting to manage England
Guardiola becoming the next England manager after Southgate feels pretty unlikely.
The 52-year-old has been a club manager his whole career. You get the feeling that he just loves the consuming nature of that.
The trio were dissecting the latest 1-1 result against Ukraine on Saturday.
And on Pep potentially become the next Three Lions manager, Lineker said: “Even Pep has been linked with the job which I’d be very surprised if he did!”
Guardiola is now into his seventh season at the Etihad.
Guardiola lives for the game, and is obsessed with his work.
With international football, the demands are not the same. It would not be the relentless work that he loves so dearly.
But who knows. Guardiola may well feel as though having success in international management could cement his status as the greatest manager there has ever been.