FA told to SACK Gareth Southgate and replace him with legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Gareth Southgate just guided England to victory over the world’s top-ranked team – but even that wasn’t enough to stop talkSPORT listeners calling for his head.
The 2-1 win over Belgium, which followed a comfortable victory over Wales, saw the Three Lions go top of their Nations League group ahead of tonight’s clash with Denmark – live on talkSPORT.
But some fans still aren’t happy, not least Trevor the Plymouth supporter, who feels the FA should sack Southgate and replace him with legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The 70-year-old has been out of work since leaving the Gunners in 2018, but hit the headlines recently after a series of interviews about his new book, which showcases the genius we all fell in love with over the years.
Despite his glittering career, many Arsenal fans wanted him out long before 2018, and now Trevor has started a similar #SouthgateOut campaign on talkSPORT.
“He’s only ever going to pick the same old players,” he told The Sports Bar.
“He changes the whole team for Wales – but he’s never going to start them in a competitive game.
“Calvert-Lewin is on fire at the minute, he won’t start in the Euros because he’ll always go back to Kane.
“He’ll always go back to his usual old boys. Honestly, he’s got to go.
“Get Arsene Wenger in charge! I know he’s old, I know he’s past it a little bit.
“But for me, what he did at Arsenal over those years, he would do a great job for England.
“Southgate, a bit like Frank Lampard at Chelsea, he’s got the job way too early, and he’s messing it all up.”
In all seriousness, Southgate has left plenty of fans disappointed with his team selection, especially by omitting Jack Grealish following his dazzling display against Wales.
That was a decision which frustrated talkSPORT host Ally McCoist, although he didn’t go so far as to call it a sackable offence.
“The fact of the matter is, Jack did all he could do against Wales,” he told the Sports Breakfast.
“What more could he have done to be given his opportunity against the world number one ranked team?
“The argument doesn’t really stand up. What Gareth is saying with that is that he doesn’t feel he is ready to play against them – no matter how he plays against other teams.
“That’s probably why everyone had a little bit of a problem with it.