Gareth Southgate’s contract extension felt inevitable, but is no less divisive

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and Steve Holland, Assistant Manager of England pose for a photo after the England Press Conference after...

Gareth Southgate’s two-year extension announcement means, if all goes well, he’ll remain England manager until December 2024 – occupying the position for more than eight years, being their longest head coach since Bobby Robson. They’ve progressed considerably under his guidance and yet there remains an unwavering feeling he’s taken them as far as he can. Continue reading

Players to Watch in 2018 – Scout report: Youri Tielemans – Monaco’s new star in the making

Having burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager learning his trade in Belgium, Tielemans quickly became one of Europe’s most coveted youngsters. The 20-year-old made a brave and calculated decision to ignore interest from Europe’s elite, instead opting to continue his development in France with the Ligue 1 champions – having secured a £20m move in the summer.

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