January 4 According to The Times, England coach Southgate will conduct a comprehensive review of the World Cup team
review to help with future competitions.
Southgate is set to conduct a wide-ranging review of his staff and England’s performance at the World Cup as he turns his attention to next year’s European Championships in Germany.
The England manager has yet to take a post-match break after agreeing to remain in charge of the England national team.
But he won’t play in England’s next game until March 23, and he intends to use the time to review the Qatar game in detail.
While he was disappointed by the 2-1 loss to France in the quarter-finals, Southgate has no regrets about the World Cup.
He was so impressed by his staff that he joined his assistant Holland in thanking them before they left England’s base in Al Wakrah.
Even so, Southgate intends to review all aspects of the World Cup with FA technical director McDermott to identify any areas that may need improvement.
The number of staff behind the scenes in England is considerable and not everyone in Qatar is employed full-time by the FA.
In addition to the coaching staff, the team is made up of a medical team led by Dr. Williams and head physical therapist Kemp, a performance team overseen by Kavanagh, as well as two "team operations" managers and a department dedicated to data.
Each department, including the communications team, will also carry out its own review, but Southgate will present his findings to the FA board and make recommendations for future games.
Southgate hopes to complete his improvements to the team before the next major competition.