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    Harry Kane’s ‘worried’ chat with Gareth Southgate before Euro 2024 revealed after England ace shell shocked at decision

    HARRY KANE had a “worried” chat with England manager Gareth Southgate before Euro 2024, reports say. Captain Kane and boss Southgate walked away with runners-up medals after a heartbreaking loss to Spain. Harry Kane with England manager Gareth SouthgateCredit: AFPSouthgate’s squad selection and tactics came under questioning throughout the tournament in Germany. But even before a ball was kicked – when he had to whittle his squad down to 26 – eyebrows were raised. The likes of Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish – regulars in major competitions under Southgate before – were not chosen. Maguire was still nursing a calf injury but hoped he would be fit for the knockout stages. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLWhereas Grealish endured a tough season with Manchester City despite helping them to a third consecutive Premier League title.According to The Athletic, the decision made by Southgate to omit the experienced pair confused senior members of the England squad. It is claimed Kane went for a walk with Southgate at Tottenham’s training ground before pre-Euros friendly games. There, Kane was “worried” after Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson, Maguire and Grealish were all left out. Most read in Euro 2024This felt like our time… but keep Gareth’s culture and we can win it in 2026 instead, writes Jack WilshereIT will take a while for me and every England fan to get over this, writes Jack Wilshere.To come so close to winning that trophy, only to be beaten in a second Euros final in a row, is a huge disappointment.Especially when it really felt like this was our time.It seemed that everything was coming together for us to end the long wait for a major title.But Spain deserved it. They were the better team in the final and the best team of the tournament.We will all — supporters, players, coaches, the FA — have to move on and go again.Because English football is still in a good position.Gareth Southgate has taken us to two finals, a semi-final and a quarter-final in four tournaments. We have never produced a run like that before.The challenge now is to maintain this level of competitiveness and make England even better.Southgate and his staff have done a fantastic job in changing the whole environment and narrative around the national team.Whether Gareth carries on or not, the wider culture he has put in place must be preserved.This tournament was the biggest test of that culture the team had to go through.They overcame the problems and went all the way, only to fall at the final hurdle.But there is every reason to believe we can challenge at the World Cup in 2026 and beyond.We’ve got a really good group of players, many of them young, who can go on playing and performing for England for years.Jude Bellingham, Kobbie Mainoo, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Cole Palmer — to name just five — have plenty more tournaments in them.This tournament will also be an inspiration for the next generations of players. Unfortunately there isn’t the trophy lift to take that to a completely different level.But England have delivered moments in Germany that will be replayed forever.The Bellingham overhead kick and Ollie Watkins’ semi-final winner will be recreated in playgrounds and cages up and down the country.What I would like to see now is England continuing to develop, to become a team that can consistently dominate opponents and can give a real identity to English football.We now have players who are comfortable on the ball and technically very good.The biggest disappointment of the tournament was that we didn’t see that as often as we would have liked. That leaves us with a ‘what if?’ feeling.England must not lose that old-school mentality of finding a way to win even when you’re not playing well — that never-say-die spirit which got us through this Euros more than once.But the next step is to allow other qualities to shine through, to give the players that our system is creating the platform to show  everything they can do.The job for me and for other coaches is to keep producing players that are comfortable on the ball and understand how to perform under pressure at a high level.English football is in a good place but we need to keep going. Then we will finally get over the line.Real all of SunSport columnist Jack Wilshere’s Euro 2024 columns…CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSThe Bayern Munich striker looked for answers from Southgate to better understand his reasoning for the decision. Grealish was still in the England camp when he was told the news and was also shocked by Southgate’s decision. Harry Kane reacts to Euro 2024 final loss to SpainTeam-mates were said to have visited him in his camp bedroom to console the City star. It is believed members of the Three Lions squad felt Grealish’s experienced in big games and moments would have been key. Grealish regularly spoke to the likes of Declan Rice throughout and joined Maguire in publicly wishing the team well. But it ended in similar heartbreak from three years ago when Grealish and Maguire were part of the losing final team against Italy on penalties. This time, the game was decided in 90 minutes as Spain ran out 2-1 winners to cancel out Cole Palmer’s stunning equaliser. Southgate’s current contract runs out in December and the FA – who had always wanted him to stay on – will now give him time to make a decision. READ MORE SUN STORIESGraham Potter – who has not managed since being sacked by Chelsea in 2022 – is favourite to succeed. Newcastle’s Eddie Howe is another candidate while SunSport revealed former Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on the job after leaving Bayern Munich. More

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    Man Utd fans pleasantly surprised and say ‘this is so unlike us’ as they find out Joshua Zirkzee’s wages

    MANCHESTER UNITED fans were delighted to discover just how much new signing Joshua Zirkzee is on.The Netherlands forward, 23, completed a £36.5million move to Old Trafford from Bologna on Sunday.Netherlands star Joshua Zirkzee is Man Utd’s first summer signingCredit: GettyThe forward’s wages have been revealed on his five-year contractCredit: GettyZirkzee inked a five-year contract to become the first signing of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era at the Theatre of Dreams.A fresh report has now claimed that he will receive a weekly salary of £56,000.And after years of spending fortunes on both player transfer fees and wages, some supporters were pleasantly surprised to see the relative small amount.“Wow this is so unlike us,” posted one in response to the news on X.READ MORE ON MAN UTDAnother said: “Good, INEOS are out here not to overpay wages to anyone coming in now.”A third said: “Great to see better financial management from a salaries perspective!“Another commented: “Only £56k a week. Look at my club acting grown up”A fifth said: “That’s great. Manchester United is a serious club now.”Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSWhile a sixth added: “Ed Woodward would have placed him on £100k+ p/w already. I don’t recognize my club no more.”Zirkzee caught United boss Erik Ten Hag’s eye with 12 goals in 37 appearances last season.New Man Utd star Joshua Zirkzee reveals what Kobbie Mainoo said to him after England’s win over SwitzerlandAnd that impressive final season in Serie A also earned him a spot in the Netherlands’ Euro 2024 squad.He made his debut for them in their quarter-final victory over Turkey before Zirkzee then picked up his second cap in the Dutch’s last-gasp semi-final defeat to England.Zirkzee and his new team-mate Kobbie Mainoo were spotted deep in conversation after that game.And now the ex-Bayern Munich academy graduate is delighted to have moved to the Red Devils.He said: “Having had discussions with the manager and the leaders of the club I know how exciting the future is going to be here and I cannot wait to play my part in achieving success for Manchester United.“I am a player who has always dedicated everything to winning; I’m ready for this next challenge, to go to another level in my career and win more trophies.“It is a privilege to join such an iconic club.READ MORE SUN STORIES“I have to take a short break now after being with the national team, but I’ll be coming back ready to make an impact straight away.”United supporters now hope that Zirkzee’s arrival will be the first of a busy transfer window. More

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    World Cup 2026 odds: Euro 2024 winners Spain and Brazil lead England in market with Lionel Messi’s Argentina not far off

    EURO 2024 winners Spain are the early joint-favourites in the outright betting for the 2026 World Cup.The Spaniards – who saw off England in a dramatic Berlin final – are joined by Brazil at the head of the market for the big one in Canada, Mexico and USA.USA, Mexico & Canada will host the 2026 World Cup – with Spain and Brazil favouritesMetLife Stadium will host the 2026 World Cup finalWilliam Hill: Claim £60 welcome bonus – click here*The Three Lions – in likely to be the first major competition in the post-Gareth Southgate era – are only fourth favourites having passed up another golden opportunity to end decades of hurt.It’s France who edge England out as third favourites with bookmakers William Hill.Spain’s price for World Cup glory has been slashed after a stunning Euros campaign in which they won every game, including three successive 2-1 victories from the quarters onward.The depth and youth of their squad stands them in great stead to be competitive in North America and it’s no surprise to see the bookies react.Brazil are always well-backed in this competition given their history and they join Spain on 6/1, half a point ahead of the French at 13/2.World Cup 2026 oddsWilliam Hill pricesSpain 6/1Brazil 6/1France 13/2England 7/1Argentina 9/1Germany 10/1Portugal 12/1Netherlands 16/1Italy 22/1Uruguay 25/1Belgium 33/1Scotland 400/1Wales 500/1Northern Ireland 1000/1William Hill: Claim £60 welcome bonus – click here*Both nations had hugely underwhelming tournaments in the Copa America and Euros, respectively this month, exiting at the quarter final and semi final stage after indifferent results throughout.But they’re both a shorter price than England at 7/1, who likely won’t have an easier run in a major tournament than this Euros, which again ended in failure.There’s a youthful look to the attacking options in the England squad and this will have been yet more good experience for them, despite coming up short once more.Copa America winners Argentina are 9/1 with Germany – dumped out their home Euros in the quarter finals by the eventual winners – back at 12/1.Portugal (12/1), Netherlands (16/1) and Italy (22/1) are other contenders, with Scotland (400/1), Wales (500/1) and Northern Ireland (1000/1) having their work cut out.William Hill: Claim £60 welcome bonus – click here*Remember to gamble responsiblyA responsible gambler is someone who:Establishes time and monetary limits before playingOnly gambles with money they can afford to loseNever chase their lossesDoesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry, or depressedGamcare – www.gamcare.org.ukGamble Aware – www.gambleaware.orgFind our detailed guide on responsible gambling practices here.For help with a gambling problem, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or go to www.gamstop.co.uk*18+. Play Safe. New players only, using promo code T60. Valid from 13/04/2022. Online play. Get £60 Bonus split between Vegas & Sports in the following manner – (i) Deposit £10 to unlock £20 Vegas Free Bet on Selected Games (72hr expiry, wagering reqs apply); then (ii) bet £10+ (odds 1/2+) with cash (excl. £10 deposit) or Vegas winnings (after wager reqs met). Once settled, receive £40 Sports Free Bets excluding Virtual Markets (4x £10, 7 days expiry). Payment methods & country restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. More

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    Jose Mourinho congratulates and criticises HIMSELF after Spain’s Euro 2024 final win over England

    JOSE MOURINHO has congratulated and criticised HIMSELF after Spain won Euro 2024.The Spanish defeated England 2-1 in the final at the Olympastadion in Berlin on Sunday evening.Jose Mourinho has congratulated the Spain team on winning Euro 2024Credit: GettyHe also praised himself for trusting Alvaro Morata and Nacho when they were prospectsCredit: AlamyMourinho took to social media to praise Spain’s achievement… and made sure to mention his own input to the team.The new Fenerbahce manager congratulated himself for handing Nacho and Alvaro Morata their debuts at Real Madrid.However, he did also admit that he did not do the same with Dani Carvajal.He wrote: “2024/Champions League winner captain Nacho Fernandez/European Champion winner captain Alvaro Morata.READ MORE ON EURO 2024″Many congratulations to them and to the coach who gave them their debut when they were just kids in the Academy 😂😂😂.”Same coach who did not understand that Dani Carvajal was another one 😡🤬😀.”Many congratulations to Mister De La Fuente for an amazing job.”Best team won!”Most read in Euro 2024CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSThis felt like our time… but keep Gareth’s culture and we can win it in 2026 instead, writes Jack WilshereIT will take a while for me and every England fan to get over this, writes Jack Wilshere.To come so close to winning that trophy, only to be beaten in a second Euros final in a row, is a huge disappointment.Especially when it really felt like this was our time.It seemed that everything was coming together for us to end the long wait for a major title.But Spain deserved it. They were the better team in the final and the best team of the tournament.We will all — supporters, players, coaches, the FA — have to move on and go again.Because English football is still in a good position.Gareth Southgate has taken us to two finals, a semi-final and a quarter-final in four tournaments. We have never produced a run like that before.The challenge now is to maintain this level of competitiveness and make England even better.Southgate and his staff have done a fantastic job in changing the whole environment and narrative around the national team.Whether Gareth carries on or not, the wider culture he has put in place must be preserved.This tournament was the biggest test of that culture the team had to go through.They overcame the problems and went all the way, only to fall at the final hurdle.But there is every reason to believe we can challenge at the World Cup in 2026 and beyond.We’ve got a really good group of players, many of them young, who can go on playing and performing for England for years.Jude Bellingham, Kobbie Mainoo, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Cole Palmer — to name just five — have plenty more tournaments in them.This tournament will also be an inspiration for the next generations of players. Unfortunately there isn’t the trophy lift to take that to a completely different level.But England have delivered moments in Germany that will be replayed forever.The Bellingham overhead kick and Ollie Watkins’ semi-final winner will be recreated in playgrounds and cages up and down the country.What I would like to see now is England continuing to develop, to become a team that can consistently dominate opponents and can give a real identity to English football.We now have players who are comfortable on the ball and technically very good.The biggest disappointment of the tournament was that we didn’t see that as often as we would have liked. That leaves us with a ‘what if?’ feeling.England must not lose that old-school mentality of finding a way to win even when you’re not playing well — that never-say-die spirit which got us through this Euros more than once.But the next step is to allow other qualities to shine through, to give the players that our system is creating the platform to show  everything they can do.The job for me and for other coaches is to keep producing players that are comfortable on the ball and understand how to perform under pressure at a high level.English football is in a good place but we need to keep going. Then we will finally get over the line.Real all of SunSport columnist Jack Wilshere’s Euro 2024 columns…Mourinho handed Morata his debut at Real Madrid in December 2010 in a 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza in LaLiga.Nacho, on the other hand, was given his bow in the first-team in a 6-3 away win over Valencia in April 2011. Euro Player Rankings 2024Carvajal, however, struggled for game time under Mourinho and was loaned out during the manager’s last season in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.He enjoyed his temporary move away from the club at Bayer Leverkusen.He returned to Spain in 2013 and solidified himself in the Real team under Carlo Ancelotti.ALL THE FALLOUTENGLAND fell at the final hurdle at Euro 2024, losing to a dramatic late Mikel Oryazabal winner as Spain won the tournament. More

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    Rosenborg vs Man Utd LIVE SCORE: Ten Hag’s side face first pre-season friendly – stream, TV channel, latest updates

    MANCHESTER UNITED take on Rosenborg today in the first of their pre-season friendly clashes. Erik Ten Hag’s side will want to put a marker down early in the summer as they prepare for the new Premier League season which begins in a month. Rosenborg 0-0 Man Utd7. Casemiro is captaining the side today.While the veteran midfielder will feel he has nothing to prove as his football CV shows he has won nearly all there is to be, he was well below the expected levels last term.As a result of last season’s performance as a whole, there are so many players who need to prove their worth.Copy linkCopiedRosenborg 0-0 Man Utd5. Rosenborg are getting stuck into the tackles early doors.Mount goes to ground and the referee awards a free kick.He will be looking to have a big season this campaign after a very disappointing start to his Man Utd career after a hefty transfer fee was spent on him.Copy linkCopiedRosenborg 0-0 Man Utd3. Mount looks to clear the ball but it gives it straight to the hosts.Nypan tries a strike from outside the box but it is deflected wide for a corner.Ceide meets the cross with a header but cannot keep it down as it sails over the crossbar.Copy linkCopiedRosenborg 0-0 Man Utd1. It will be a good test for Erik ten Hag’s side today.The Norwegians are already 14 games into their domestic season.Rosenborg will no doubt have much better fitness levels than their Premier League counterparts.Copy linkCopiedKick-off: Rosenborg vs Man UtdWe are underway at the Lerkendal Stadion.It is perfect weather in Norway on a bright, sunny evening.Rosenborg get the game started.Copy linkCopiedNorwegian reds flocking for gameMan Utd have quite a large following in Scandinavia and it will be a full house at the Lerkendal Stadion today.Many locals are arriving in their Red Devils tops, pleased to see their favourite team come to their home town to play.It offers a chance to see some of their favourite players in the flesh as they kick-off their pre-season in Norway.Credit: GettyCopy linkCopiedJonny be good for fansJonny Evans will have the chance to celebrate getting an extra year on his contract, starting with a run out in Norway.The 36-year-old centre-back made the most appearances out of all the defenders at Old Trafford last season.He will be looking to cement a regular first-team starting spot for the forthcoming season.Copy linkCopiedFamiliar face, new job for strikerRuud van Nistelrooy is about to take on his first match as the new assistant manager at Old Trafford.Having been at the helm of PSV Eindhoven, van Nistelrooy resigned as manager with one game remaining in the season.He cited a ‘lack of support’ for his decision.Now he joins Erik ten Hag on the bench of a club who he enjoyed so much success with as a player.Credit: GettyCopy linkCopiedRosenborg starting XI:Top-scorer Ole Saeter starts for the Norwegians as they welcome the Red Devils this evening.1. Tangvik, 32. Cornic, 38. Ceide, 21. Nemcik, 2. Reitan, 20. Tagseth, 10. Selnaes, 41. Nypan, 39. Broholm, 9. Saeter, 45. SundeCredit: @RBKfotballCopy linkCopiedMan Utd starting XI:Erik ten Hag names a side which is a mix of youth and experience for their first pre-season outing.1. Vitek, 2. Wan-Bissaka, 3. Murray, 4. Fish, 5. Evans, 7. Mount, 8. Hannibal, 9. Wheatley, 10. Rashford, 11. Williams, 18. CasemiroCredit: @ManUtdCopy linkCopiedTransfer window affected by pre-season gamesWhile Erik ten Hag will have an idea of what additions he wants to make in the next month or so, these games provide the chance for youngsters.They can stake a claim to be part of the first team squad for the forthcoming season.Should players perform, it could save Man Utd a fortune in certain areas from having to venture into the transfer window once again.Copy linkCopiedSummer will have hurt RashfordHaving been excluded from Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2024, Rashford will have found it difficult watching his teammates in Germany.Fans will be hoping that he uses this as motivation to go out and show people what he is all about this season.The forward was below the standards he has set himself as a Man Utd player and he will be looking to get back to his old ways.Copy linkCopiedPreparation is key for ten HagWhile many questioned whether the Dutchman would still be at the helm this season, having signed a contract extension, the hard work begins this evening.It is integral for the Red Devils that they have a good pre-season to get ready for the start of the Premier League.Their eighth placed finish last season was the worst Man Utd have experienced in the Premier League era and is not acceptable for a club of this size.Copy linkCopiedWelcome to Rosenborg vs Man UtdWith Euro 2024 over, attentions turn to the pre-season fixtures for the new season with Man Utd travelling to Norway to face Rosenborg.The Red Devils will be without all the players who were involved in the Euros, with Altay Bayindir, Diogo Dalot, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Rasmus Hojlund, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw all unavailable for selection.Lisandro Martinez and Alejandro Garnacho will also be absent due to their participation in the Copa America and Jadon Sancho will not be involved despite returning to first team training.Marcus Rashford is expected to be starting in the game while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jonny Evans, Casemiro and Mason Mount are also in the squad.Tyrell Malacia is still working his way back from a serious knee injury so will miss out, while Mason Greenwood is close to securing a move away from Old Trafford.Harry Maguire is still not fit to be involved while Andre Onana, Victor Lindelof, Amad Diallo and Antony have all remained in Manchester.This gives youngsters such as Habeeb Ogunneye, Harry Amass, Toby Collyer and Ethan Wheatley the chance to impress the manager.As for Rosenborg, Jonathan Augustinsson is out due to a thigh problem but other than that the Norwegian outfit are in strong shape for this game.Head coach Johansson is expected to make full use of his squad but a strong starting XI is expected to take the field, including Ole Saeter, who has scored eight times this season.Marius Broholm is expected to start, with the 19-year-old having netted five times in fifteen games already this season.Copy linkCopied More

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    Real Madrid’s stadium looks unrecognisable as it prepares for ‘never-seen-before’ presentation of Kylian Mbappe

    REAL MADRID’S iconic Bernabeu stadium looks unrecognisable as they prepare to unveil Kylian Mbappe as their newest superstar.Mbappe finally put an end to one of the most drawn out transfer sagas in football last season when he confirmed his PSG exit after seven years in the French capital.Bernabeu is set to host Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid unveilingCredit: GettyThis is how it looked ahead of the presentationCredit: AS TVThe ground looked unrecognisableCredit: AS TVThe unveiling is set to be a ‘never-seen-before’ presentationCredit: AS TVMbappe’s France were beaten in the Euro 2024 semi-finalCredit: RexAnd football’s worst-kept secret was soon announced with the forward signing for Madrid. Mbappe is set to be officially unveiled as a Los Blancos player on Tuesday, July 16. And footage shared by, Spanish outlet AS, revealed the Bernabeu transforming ahead of the big day.Grass was only fitted on one side of the ground but fans are expected to pack into the 80,000-seater stadium to welcome Mbappe.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLThe event has been dubbed a “never-seen-before” presentation, set to rival iconic ones in the past.Luis Figo, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo all received similar welcomes when they joined Madrid.Mbappe is also set to show off his new No9 shirt – with his favoured No7 and No10 already occupied.Ronaldo also wore the No9 in his first season in Madrid as No7 was still being worn by Raul.Most read in FootballKylian Mbappe ‘snaps up £15m mansion in Beckham’s old neighbourhood’ next door to Real Madrid legend and Hollywood starBy Gerard CouzensKYLIAN MBAPPE has reportedly splashed out more than £15million on a mansion in Madrid.The French superstar, whose drawn-out transfer to Real Madrid has finally being confirmed, is said to have finalised the purchase late last month.Respected Spanish daily La Razon says the house he has bought is in the exclusive Madrid suburb of La Moraleja, where David Beckham spent most of his time living when he was in the Spanish capital.And it says his neighbours will include former Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos and his stunning model wife Pilar Rubio as well as Hollywood star Richard Gere and his Spanish publicist wife Alejandra Silva.La Razon said Mbappe had considered the gated estate of La Finca where Jude Bellingham lives and Cristiano Ronaldo still owns property as an option.But it reported the 25-year-old, who threw an extravagant party for 250 guests at a stylish Italian restaurant a short walk from the Eiffel Tower, ended up opting for La Moraleja a 15-minute drive from Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex because it was “more comfortable.”Read more on Mbappe’s property hunt.CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSBut the Portugal icon inherited it a year later and became synonymous with it.Mbappe arrives in Spain off the back of an unsuccessful Euro 2024 campaign where he scored just one goal, from the penalty spot, as France crashed out in the semis to eventual winners Spain. Didi Hamann questions Kylian Mbappe’s drive after lacklustre Euro 2024 campaignThe 25-year-old suffered a brutal nose injury just one game into the tournament in Germany and was forced to wear a mask almost throughout. Madrid staff are still said to be unclear on how Mbappe has recovered as he prepares to start pre-season ahead of the upcoming campaign.How Kylian Mbappe’s incredible seven-year body transformation propelled skinny teen into world’s best playerBy Etienne FermieKYLIAN MBAPPE has entered his physical prime as he has FINALLY rubber-stamped his free transfer move to Real Madrid.The 25-year-old has grown from a boy to a man in Ligue 1, first with Monaco and then with current side Paris Saint-Germain.Mbappe debuted for Monaco as a skinny 16-year-old in 2015.He even featured as a scrawny youngster against Tottenham at the old White Hart Lane that year, before fans realised what an icon he would become.The following season, Mbappe really rose to superstardom as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals.In a throwback snap shared earlier this week, an 18-year-old Mbappe could be seen chatting to a reporter after grabbing a Champions League brace against Borussia Dortmund in April 2017.Read more on Mbappe’s incredible rise on and off the field. More

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    Thomas Tuchel wants England job as ex-Chelsea manager throws hat in ring to succeed Gareth Southgate

    THOMAS TUCHEL wants to be England manager – if Gareth Southgate steps down.Tuchel was open to succeeding Southgate after the 2022 World Cup but the FA ultimately decided to extend Southgate’s contract.Thomas Tuchel is keen to take the England jobCredit: GettyIt comes after Gareth Southgate threw his England future into doubtCredit: AlamyThat contract expires in December this year, with the FA keen for Southgate to extend again.But the manager cast doubt on his future when talking on live TV after losing the Euros final.Southgate unusually referred to England’s squad as “they” and refused to comment on his immediate future in the aftermath of defeat.He said: “I think England are in a really good position in terms of the experiences they’ve got now. The age of the squad.READ MORE IN FOOTBALL”Most of this squad are going to be around not only for the World Cup but the next Euros as well.”There’s a lot to look forward to but this moment is not any consolation.”Tuchel most recently managed Bayern Munich from March 2023 until the end of this season.CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSSouthgate vs Tuchel records comparedTHOMAS TUCHELAugsburg II 2007-2008P34 W 20 D8 L6 Win percentage: 58.82%Mainz 05 2009-2014P184 W72 D46 L66 Win percentage: 39.13%Borussia Dortmund 2015-2017P107 W67 D23 L17 Win percentage: 62.62%Honours: DFB Pokal Paris Saint Germain 2018-2020P127 W95 D13 L16 Win percentage: 74.8%Honours: Ligue 1 X2, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophee des Champions x2Chelsea 2021-2022P100 W60 D24 L16 Win percentage: 60%Honours: Champions League, Super Cup, Club World CupBayern Munich 2023-2024P61 W37 D8 L16 Win percentage: 60.66%Honours: BundesligaGARETH SOUTHGATEMiddlesbrough 2006-2009P151 W54 D43 Win percentage: 35.76%England U21 2013-2016P37 W27 D5 L5 Win percentage: 72.97%Honours: Toulon tournamentEngland 2016-PresentP102 W61 D24 L17 Win percentage: 59.8%He was dismissed in February but given a stay of execution until this summer.Most read in Euro 2024He is among the highest profile managers to be linked with the England job so far, having previously won the Champions League, the Bundesliga and the French league title among others.Heartbroken England heroes land back in London to no fans after devastating loss to Spain in Euro 2024 finalThere has been no contact between the FA and Tuchel but SunSport understands the German remains keen on the job.Graham Potter is the current bookies favourite to succeed Southgate should he depart.Tuchel meanwhile is a 33/1 outsider.The FA are also keen on talking to Newcastle manager Eddie Howe but the Magpies would be reluctant to lose their boss.Mauricio Pochettino is another manager the FA have admired in the past and is now out of work having left Chelsea this summer by mutual consent.Under-21s coach Lee Carsley may follow Southgate’s path in stepping up from the youth groups to the senior team.More outlandish reports have linked Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola with the job while Frank Lampard has also been suggested as a Southgate successor. More

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    What is Cole Palmer’s ‘cold’ celebration? England & Chelsea midfielder’s goal salute explained

    COLE Palmer is an England hero after scoring the only goal for his team in the Euro 2024 final against Spain.But some fans have been left wondering how his “cold” celebration came about and what it means.Cole Palmer does his ‘cold’ celebration during the Euro 2024 finalCredit: ReutersPalmer celebrates his goal against Luton in 2023Credit: GettyWhat is Cole Palmer’s ‘cold’ celebration mean?England footie ace Cole Palmer’s “cold” celebration has caught the eye of fans.Every time he scores a goal, the Chelsea star rubs his arms as though he is chilly or cold.The reason for this move is because Palmer is nicknamed “Cold Palmer”.He earnt the nickname – which is a play on his real name – because of his cool composure when scoring a goal.READ MORE ON COLE PALMERPalmer has since explained that he took the celebration from Morgan Rogers, who performed it after scoring in a game against Middlesbrough.He told the Chelsea football club’s website: “My boy Morgs did one for Middlesbrough, so I told him I’d do it too if I scored.”I saw the keeper come out and took it round him. “Once I’d taken it round the keeper I thought the defender on the line was going to come across fast, so if I waited a second I’d have time to put it in. Most read in Football”I was just telling myself to think and keep my composure.”Palmer debuted his ‘cold’ celebration at Chelsea in December 2023, in a match against Luton.Euro Player Rankings 2024It came when he scored a goal for his team in the first 12 minutes of the match.After Palmer mimed feeling cold to celebrate, hordes of gleeful Chelsea fans took to social media.One wrote: “Cold Palmer, my oh my, I have missed you.”While a second gushed: “Cold Palmer is the best English player in the Premier League.”A third swooned: “MORE LIKE COLD PALMER.”And a fourth posted: “Cold Palmer and a Cold celebration.”Another added: “ICE COLD PALMER STRIKES AGAIN.”Fans were then thrilled once again when he did his “cold” celebration again when he scored another goal later on in the match.How else does Cole Palmer celebrate goals?Palmer is also known to shrug when he scores a goal – but only if it is against his old club.When he scored against his former club Manchester City, he was seen shrugging, which annoyed some fans who labelled it a “savage” move.However, defending the shrug Palmer claimed afterwards that he simply “didn’t know what to do” in the moment.He told reporters: “I spent 15 years at the club. “I can’t really go and celebrate how I would usually celebrate if I had scored a 95th-minute equaliser because it would have been disrespectful. The 21-year-old plays up to his nicknameCredit: AFP”So I just decided to do a shrug. I don’t know why.”Palmer joined Chelsea from Manchester City in a £42.5million summer 2024 deal.He quickly endeared himself to the Stamford Bridge faithful, despite his team’s struggles under Mauricio Pochettino.READ MORE SUN STORIESPalmer also attracted the attention of Gareth Southgate and was part of the England squad at the Euro 2024 tournament.He scored the only England goal against Spain in the tense final, and of course did his “cold” celebration.Maybe Kane really is cursed as trophy drought goes on… he may never get a better chance with EnglandIT now seems as though he really is cursed. Along with the rest of us, writes Charlie Wyett.Tragically, unbelievably, Harry Kane’s agonising search for a trophy still continues and you know have to wonder whether he will ever actually manage it.Certainly for England, in any case.Kane has now suffered defeat in three major club finals and two finals of the European Championships.Last night, the Three Lions captain was so ineffective that he was replaced by Ollie Watkins just after the hour.Like much of this tournament, he really struggled to make the impact when England needed him, not that he had much service.He had one shot in the first half and that was Rodri, who subsequently injured himself and went off at the break.When Cole Palmer struck that brilliant equaliser, Kane was off on his feet from the bench, only for the national team to get another kick in the bo**ocks at the end.Kane was substituted in both the games against Switzerland and Holland which England went on to win but on this occasion, he could only witness a gut-wrenching twist just when it looked as though Gareth Southgate’s team had dug their way out of trouble.The Bayern Munich striker suffered the World Cup 2018 semi-final loss against Croatia, endured heartbreak against Italy in the Euro2020 final and then missed from the spot in the World Cup 2022 quarter-final against France.He really thought that this was his time, even though England did not play well in Germany.Kane will know that he will have more opportunities with England. But not many more.The World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico seems a long way away and it will surely be under a new manager. Will England be better than they are now? Probably not.And we are all left to wonder how much better England would have been with a fit and firing Kane at his very best.Read the full verdict on the curse of Harry Kane…Or check out all of Charlie Wyett’s Euro 2024 stories… More