England vs USA: England’s most successful boss for 50 years

Gareth Southgate is England’s most successful manager since Sir Alf Ramsey and yet a rising tide of annoying voices is screaming for him to be sacked, ostensibly as he lost a meaningless, end-of-season friendly against Hungary rebranded as a Nations League match that he was using to explore options for this wintertime’s Football World Cup. Really?

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Some of those voices shout that getting to the Football World Cup semi-finals in Russia four years ago and reaching the final of Euro 2020, losing on penalties to Italy, represents under-achievement. Really? It would be hilarious if it weren’t so arrogant, presumptuous, stupid, and unaware of the fact that the England football team has only a handful of spectacular victories to their name since 1966. The same voices scream that Southgate is squandering England’s best crop of players since 1966.

No, I don’t believe so. Does anyone recall Sven Goran Eriksson’s midfield, which included Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, and David Beckham, as well as Wayne Rooney and Ballon d’Or winner Michael Owen up front? This is a good England Football World Cup team, with some outstanding young players, but the notion that it would be burdened by silverware if Southgate removed the shackles, is a farce. Southgate is cautious at times because he needs to be to protect the ordinariness of the team.

Yes, there is a sense of normalcy. England still lacks a playmaker, which is costing the team at the highest level. And, in case you hadn’t noticed, the defense isn’t exactly impenetrable. It must be safeguarded. Consider how many of the players at Southgate’s disposal have won the Champions League in comparison to the riches previous England Football World Cup managers have had. Southgate isn’t perfect, of course. Every single manager comes with some reservations. Every fan would act differently.

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Some of us think it’s a crime Trent Alexander-Arnold isn’t in Southgate’s starting XI but Southgate has made a judgment that the vulnerability the Liverpool right-back brings to the team overshadows his creative contribution. I don’t agree but Southgate’s results support him. Southgate is doing an outstanding job with the England Football World Cup team, outperforming Ron Greenwood, Sir Bobby Robson, Terry Venables, Eriksson, Fabio Capello, and even Sam Allardyce, despite Sam’s 100% record.

That’s before we get into how he’s made playing for England fun again, and how he’s changed the environment in the camp. Southgate has done a better job than any other England boss since Ramsey. Before the Football World Cup, the US has only 180 minutes of match action. Berhalter will have to evaluate how much weight he puts on current club form as opposed to what he’s seen over the longer term in training camps and international matches when the autumn and September climatic pair of friendlies in Europe arrive.

But that isn’t how it feels right now. That hasn’t been the case for quite some time. Let’s be honest, Southgate has been on the receiving end of the knives since before the European Football World Cup Championship. Since then, a sizable portion of the England fanbase has wished for him to fail. It was waiting for him to falter in Euros, but it never got the chance because England beat Germany in the last 16 and advanced to the final. It had to wait for a string of pumped-up friends to give it a chance. To know more about USA Football World Cup Tickets, click here.

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Why is this the case? Why is there such a disparity between our most successful manager in 50 years and the fans who booed him so vehemently on Tuesday at Molineux? You’re kidding yourself if you think it’s because Southgate rarely starts crowd favorite Jack Grealish in big games. It’s a lot more complicated than that. Some of the problems are sociological. We live in a short-term era we get bored very quickly. People are looking for churn and change.

Stability has become such an unusual concept that it is viewed as a lack of ambition or a concession to loss when, in fact, it is the polar opposite. Part of it is since Southgate is also English. There is now prejudice against English managers, which is justified by the fact that all of the Football World Cup Premier League’s top managers, brilliant coaches like Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel, and Antonio Conte, are German, Spanish, or Italian.

So, let’s be honest Southgate is a liberal parading in front of a fanbase that includes a strong illiberal element. Many England supporters dislike what he represents. Remember, England players were booed by England fans for kneeling early in the Euros, but Southgate has remained a staunch supporter of the gesture and its importance. As USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter began his Football World Cup preparations, a mixed bag of June encounters came to a close on Tuesday with a tense 1-1 draw away to El Salvador. To know more about Football World Cup Tickets, click here. 

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The window began with two useful friendlies against Football World Cup-bound nations a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Morocco and a resolute and at times fluent goalless draw with a slightly superior Uruguay side. Then came the pressure of two Concacaf Nations League matches a virtually meaningless 5-0 win over Grenada and a soggy San Salvador visit on Tuesday, in which an injury-time Jordan Morris header saved American blushes and embodied American determination.

The main positive for the US Football World Cup team was a strong second-half performance, with Yunus Musah delivering a dynamic star turn. El Salvador was reduced to ten men after substitute Paul Arriola was sent off for a lunge. It was the prototypical feverish, bad-tempered Concacaf clash on a terrible surface, a scenario that will bear little resemblance to the Group B games in Qatar against Wales, England, and Iran. You’d think so.

Haji Wright of Antalyaspor made his first start for the United States against El Salvador, but he had minimal assistance and there was little to mention aside from a decent chance the 24-year-old put wide. He was replaced by Ferreira at halftime, but it was another substitute, the tenacious Morris, who scored the equalizer from close range. The United States is fortunate to have a lot of home games as hosts of the biennial Football Gold Cup. Travel sickness is a common occurrence.

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The fact that their single away wins in the Octagonal came against Honduras, the league’s worst team, doesn’t auger well for Qatar, but it won’t be a problem four years from now. On Thursday, FIFA revealed the 2026 Football World Cup host cities for the first time. Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara are safe picks, but the American and Canadian towns are intriguing. Is Kansas City better than Baltimore and Washington? Why has Houston mentioned but not Boston? There are rumors that FIFA may pass on Edmonton, leaving only Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

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