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Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klinsmann rumored as top candidates for England job

No, England won't hire either of them. Yes, we should have fun with this.

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The next person to sit in the manager's chair during an England match is likely to be Gareth Southgate, the current England Under-21 boss. But he probably won't get the job permanently, just until England is willing to get the manager they really want. They might even be patient and let Southgate have the job until next May.

Arsene Wenger has been mentioned as a top target, though Arsenal are confident he won't take the England job. Still, if there's some mutual interest, it's possible Southgate could take the reigns for a year, letting Wenger take over once Arsenal's season is finished.

There's also Jurgen Klinsmann, who the English press is enamored with for god knows what reason. Sky Sports is reporting that Klinsmann is interested in the job. Klinsmann has at least one big endorsement, from Jamie Carragher.

Classic goal of the day

Zinedine Zidane's volley to win the Champions League in 2002.

In the news

Unai Emery has been named manager of PSG. (PSG)

AC Milan has named Vincenzo Montella as their new boss. (AC Milan)

Daniele De Rossi is unlikely to be fit for Italy's match against Germany. (Football Italia)

Michael Bradley has a knee injury, but Toronto FC thinks it's minor. (MLS)

Check out the new USWNT home kits for the Olympics. (SI)

You should be reading

Marcela Mora y Araujo on Lionel Messi's international retirement, which has divided Argentina. (Guardian)

Neil Wood on Rafa Benitez engineering a turnaround at Newcastle. (The Set Pieces)

Nicolas Miremont on AFA facing problems well beyond the exit of Messi and his teammates. (Futebol Cidade)

From the rumor mill

Please don't take anything in this section too seriously, for your own sanity.

Michy Batshuayi looks set to move to Chelsea. (Guardian)

Borussia Dortmund is going to get €42 million from Manchester United for Henrik Mkhitaryan. (Bild)

Samuel Umtiti is close to making a move to Barcelona. (Mirror)

Nolito is expected to sign for Manchester City shortly. (Telegraph)

Zidane wants N'Golo Kante and sees him as the new Claude Makelele. (AS)

There's no soccer of major consequence on Wednesday. The Euros return on Thursday.


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