England Fans Flood Social Media With #SouthgateOut Posts After Poor First Half Vs Hungary
Frustrated England fans are calling for Gareth Southgate's head after another poor display.
The current international break has not been a productive one for England, with a defeat to Hungary and draws with Germany and Italy respectively in the end of season run-in.
The Three Lions lost 2-0 against Hungary at Molineux on Tuesday evening following Roland Sallai's double.
It was another disappointing performance in the UEFA Nations League, a competition in which England are still searching for their first win.
And a strong section of supporters have turned against Southgate, the man who guided England to the World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2020 final last year.
The hashtag #SouthgateOut was used commonly on social media during the drab outing against Hungary, with plenty of fans wanting a change of manager:
We’re really about to waste a World Cup with him in charge. OUT NOW. #SouthgateOut— CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) June 14, 2022
Well I'm actually glad the World Cup is in the winter this year instead of now— Doing A Villa (@WeDoingAVilla) June 14, 2022
Get him gone now#SouthgateOut
#SouthgateOut— Paul🇺🇦 (@CTR_Paul) June 14, 2022
Fine with me, I was well onboard that camp during the Euros and in the WC, my views haven't changed. His luck appears to have.
Bang average manager who plays at least 6 defensive minded players each match and has wet dreams about fielding 11 right backs.
People thought we was taking the piss when we said he’s Ole in a waistcoat!— JonnyUtd (@JonnyFX1) June 14, 2022
You people never listen! Learn the hard way!#SouthgateOut
How people back Southgate ill never know get him gone before another golden generation goes to waste 🤢.#SouthgateOut— joshSafc (@joshsafc_) June 14, 2022
I’m convinced English players are drilled to keep possession. Keep possession at all costs & nothing else. Don’t create anything, just keep playing the safe 5 yard passes across the halfway line. This is why #england will always bottle games & tournaments. #SouthgateOut— Marky Mark (@mnorman1985) June 14, 2022
England are an absolute fucking disgrace. The most uninspiring, boring, no urgency, no ability, no drive football I've ever watched. England and Southgate need to get in the fucking bin #SouthgateOut— Jack (@Jack23Davies) June 14, 2022
#SouthgateOut Truly one of the worst England managers of all time, if not the worst... and that's saying something. 💀— Ian F (@IFoot1971) June 14, 2022
This is the most talented England squad I can ever remember, yet we’re continually forced to watch this shower of shite.#SouthgateOut— Darren Cage (@DarrenMCage) June 14, 2022
Southgate's deal with England had been due to expire after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but he signed an extension fairly recently, keeping him in the Three Lions hotseat until December 2024.
But while the former Middlesbrough boss got England fans believing again and hasn't been afraid to talk about important social and cultural issues, it seems many feel he is negative tactically and is stunting the team's progression as a result.
Plenty want Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter to replace Southgate.
In a poll SPORTbible did to see who fans wanted as the next manager, Potter was the comfortable winner with 39.2% of the votes.
In his column for the Times, Henry Winter wrote many within the England set-up see Potter, who guided Brighton to ninth last season, as the "obvious long-term successor" to Southgate.
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