Jamie Carragher reveals why Thomas Tuchel shouldn’t be appointed as England boss

Gareth Southgate could step down as England boss following England’s World Cup quarter-final exit and former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been linked with the role.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers have also been linked with the England job should Southgate step down.

However, former England centre-back Jamie Carragher believes Tuchel, Pochettino and Rodgers shouldn’t be appointed as England boss because they aren’t from England.

He tweeted: “The England manager should always be English!”

Tuchel is interested in managing England after he was sacked by Chelsea in September but Carragher believes he shouldn’t be given the job because he is German.

Pochettino is Argentine while Leicester City boss Rodgers is from Northern Ireland.

Southgate has a contract that runs to the summer of 2024 but insists he will make a decision on his future as England boss in the coming weeks.

Southgate said: “Whenever I’ve finished these tournaments I’ve needed time to make correct decisions because emotionally you go through so many different feelings. The energy it takes through these tournaments is enormous.

“I want to make the right decision, whenever that is, for the team, for England, for the FA and I’ve got to be sure whatever the decision I take is the right one and I think it’s right to take time to do that because I know in the past how my feelings have fluctuated immediately after tournaments.”