Paper Round: Concern over Southgate's future, Zidane hints at return to management

Paper Round: Concern over Southgate's future, Zidane hints at return to management
Paper Round: Concern over Southgate's future, Zidane hints at return to management

Southgate refuses to commit future

We start with the back page of some papers that focuses on England manager Gareth Southgate's pre-Switzerland preview. Southgate said that he was only focusing on Euro 2020 and didn't talk about whether he would be in place for World Cup 2022. Speculation is rife that Southgate could be missing the day-to-day pressure of club management.

Paper Round's view: International management is a tough gig. Things can change instantly and often when you have no control over issues, plus rarely working with players must be difficult. England will improve by World Cup 2022 but the problem is that other nations will too, is this as far as Southgate can take this team?

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Zidane hints at management return

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hinted that he is looking at a return to the game saying that "soon" he will be back. Zidane resigned from his post at Real last season after winning three Champions League titles in a row but has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job if they decide to dispense with Jose Mourinho.

Paper Round's view: United seems like the logical move doesn't it? There aren't too many big jobs that are likely to become available in the near future except for the one at Old Trafford. United's clash with Watford looks bigger with each passing day.

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Welbeck to fight for Arsenal chance

The Mirror have some quotes from Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck who said that he is relaxed over his situation with the Gunners and will continue to work hard to take his chances when they come.

Paper Round's view: The problem for Welbeck might be where does he go within the Premier League if he leaves Arsenal? He's unlikely to start another top six club so may have to drop further away from the Champions League places to get regular football...

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Van der Sar brands Old Trafford DoF links as 'nonense'

And finally we end with former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar who has said that reports linking him with the vacant Director of Football job are 'nonsense' insisting that he wants to stay at Ajax for many years.

Paper Round's view: Targeting someone like Van der Sar who knows the club well makes sense for Man Utd however not getting him shouldn't dishearten Ed Woodward. He needs to bring in either someone of Van der Sar's mould or someone Jose Mourinho is going to trust.

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