Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12:00 · Ash Harrison

Anthony Gordon hails 'absolutely amazing' manager heading into first senior international tournament

Anthony Gordon hails 'absolutely amazing' manager heading into first senior international tournament
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Last summer Anthony Gordon lifted the Under 21 European Championships trophy with England as well picking up Player of the Tournament, he'll no doubt be hoping to emulate that feat with the senior side this year.

It seemed to take Gareth Southgate an age to cotton on to Anthony Gordon's amazing form for Newcastle United, waiting until March to finally call up the winger to the senior England squad despite his stunning club form.

Gordon made his England debut in a friendly against Brazil, going up against his clubmate Bruno Guimaraes.

The 23-year-old had a more than decent debut followed by a cameo in the following game against Belgium.

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Anthony Gordon in action for Eng-er-land

Anthony Gordon selfishly hopes Southgate will stay on as England boss

The former Everton man got his third cap in the 1-0 defeat to Iceland last week and was, along with Cole Palmer, probably the only England player to come away with any dignity.

Now, Gordon has been speaking to the media (via The Chronicle) about Southgate and what he hopes happens after the tournament with regards to whether or not he'll remain the job.

"From a selfish point I would want him to stay. I love working with him and his staff. From my youth journey with England, the way they have transitioned the whole set-up from youth to senior level. It has been absolutely amazing and I don't think they get the credit he deserves."

Southgate expects he'll leave the role if England fail to win Euro 2024

This comes off the back of Southgate saying that he doesn't expect he'll still be in the job if England fail to lift the trophy in Germany.

"If we don't win, I probably won't be here anymore. Then it might be the last chance. I think about half of the national coaches leave after a tournament - that's the nature of international football.

"I've been here for almost eight years now and we've come close. So, I know that you can't keep standing in front of the public and saying 'please do a little more', because at some point people will lose faith in your message. If we want to be a big team and I want to be a top coach, then you have to deliver in the big moments."

Eight years of Southgate is probably enough, though, right? I mean, even if he wins, go out on top, Gareth.