Ex-England star calls for Chelsea legend to take over from Gareth Southgate as England manager

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Gareth Southgate has been in charge of the England national team since November 2016.

In all those years, England have been unable to win a trophy, but the Three Lions have always advanced to the semi-finals at least.

It’s expected to be Southgate’s last tournament in charge of England, and ex-players Micah Richards and Gary Lineker believe Chelsea legend Frank Lampard will make a good replacement.

The pair discussed Lampard’s potential as a manager and his understanding of the game during his match analysis in Euro 2024.

“You know what I really enjoyed about tonight’s game? Frank’s analysis pre-game,” said Micah.

“We normally have around a minute and a half, two minutes maximum if it’s really something detailed, but Frank’s analysis was about three minutes, and I was glued to it.

“You can tell he’s got something. He’s articulate, the way he explains points and you can tell there’s a manger there inside of him.”

Lineker then added: “I think he’s been a bit unlucky in his managerial career in some ways.

“I think this is Gareth Southgate’s last tournament whatever, whether we win it or not. But I wouldn’t disregard Frank. I think players would respect him immensely. If you’re going to go English. Who else? Eddie Howe?”

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