Gareth Southgate will QUIT after World Cup no matter how England get on, says former Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce

SAM ALLARDYCE reckons Gareth Southgate will quit as England manager even if he wins the World Cup.

The former Three Lions boss also cast doubt on Southgate’s attacking intent ahead of tomorrow’s opener against Iran.

ReutersSam Allardyce believes Gareth Southgate will leave England after the World Cup[/caption]

GettyHe thinks the Three Lions boss will leave whether the Three Lions go all the way or not[/caption]

Ex-Bolton and West Ham chief Allardyce said: “If Southgate doesn’t win the World Cup, he will step down from his role as England manager.

“Even if he does win it, he will walk too as he can leave on a high.

“It’d be a great way to bow out.”

Allardyce, 68, was talking to William Hill and Footy Accumulators’ No Tippy Tappy Football Podcast.

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And he added: “It’s my big doubt about England not creating enough and scoring goals in these tournaments.

“It’s been the same in the World Cup and the Euros last time out.”

Allardyce was axed after just 67 days in charge of the Three Lions in 2016.

That was after telling an undercover reporter it was possible to “get round” third-party player ownership rules.


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He had previously enjoyed spells in charge of Bolton, Newcastle United, Blackburn and West Ham and Sunderland in the Premier League.

Following his axing by the Three Lions he returned to the dug-out to save Crystal Palace from relegation.

He did the same thing with Everton the following season.

However, he failed to stop West Brom from slipping out of the top-flight during his last job.

Allardyce was speaking at the live episode of William Hill and Footy Accumulators’ No Tippy Tappy Football Podcast’

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