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"England Need A Proper Manager Like Jose Mourinho" To Replace Gareth Southgate

Daniel Marland

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"England Need A Proper Manager Like Jose Mourinho" To Replace Gareth Southgate

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England have been told to replace manager Gareth Southgate with Jose Mourinho by former Premier League striker Mido.


The Three Lions fell to a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday evening as pressure grows around Southgate.

Fans haven't been happy with England's performances in recent months and Mido, who played under Southgate at Middlesbrough for three years, thinks they need a 'stronger character.'

He took to Twitter and stated: "England need a proper manager. They are wasting their time with Southgate.

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"It's true he always says the right things in the media and probably that's why he kept his job for so long but believe me, he is stuttering every time things go wrong at half-time. Players feel his fear!

"I remember him at Middlesbrough, he was scared to death when we were fighting relegation. True, it was his first job, but these things never change.

"If you are scared of losing a football match, you will always be scared of losing a football match!! And players can always feel it."

Southgate was relegated as Boro boss in 2009 and left the club in the following October.

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Mido continued: "England got some top talents in their side, but they need a manager with a strong character, someone who can get them to enjoy themselves and play with no fear. I'm sorry but Southgate is not the man to do that.

"My advice to the FA is go and get Mourinho as your head coach and appoint Southgate as the FA chairman. They are both perfect for the job. Get Southgate away from the players as far as you can."

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Mourinho is currently manager of Tottenham Hotspur and has them sat second in the league.

Southgate has now lost 10 games as England manager, with two of those defeats coming in the current Nations League group.

The Aston Villa captain was a threat throughout in his first competitive start and Southgate labelled it an 'outstanding performance.'

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"He had an absolutely outstanding game," the 50-year-old told The Guardian. "Jack has really impressed us with his approach.

"Since he came in he's been curious about what we are looking for from him and he has taken it into training and tonight he has taken his club form into a game against one of the top international teams in the world. He stood up to as tough an opponent as you are going to face."

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Belgium, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Nations League, England, Gareth Southgate

Daniel Marland
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