Southgate Closes Door on Chelsea Rumours

June 11, 2019

England coach, Gareth Southgate, has rubbished claims that he will take over from Maurizio Sarri as manager of Chelsea.

According to reports, Sarri – who has been struggling to win over Blues fans throughout his two-year tenure – has been identified by Italian Serie A club, Juventus, as their top candidate for their vacant management post.

As a result, speculation has been running rampant that Southgate is on the shortlist for managerial duties at Stamford Bridge.

However, at a pre-match conference ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League third-place play-off against Switzerland on Sunday, 9 June, Southgate played down the rumours of him leaving the national team for the Blues.

He explained: “I’m committed to England, simple as that … there’s no way that I would leave England at this moment in time to take any job. The only thing on my mind is that we’ve got a European Championship next summer, and we’ve got to keep improving this team to be the best possible team we can be for the country.”

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