Betfair Survey: What do England Fans Want After Euro 2020?

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Who Do England Fans Look at for hope and leadership?

England fans spent just as much time debating who should start at Euro 2020 as they did chanting "it's coming home", with Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka, and Phil Foden just a few players who split opinions.

A £100m move to Manchester City would follow for Grealish, and in line with that mouthwatering price tag, he remains England's best chance in Qatar according to the fans (18%), ahead of Sterling (12%) and Harry Kane (10%). At the same time, a staggering 84% believe the City star should start in England's next qualifiers despite the more common spot of starting from the bench during the Euros. 

Gareth Southgate's recent squad announcement seemed to cause a stir, with Patrick Bamford's inclusion and the exclusion of Mason Greenwood being the standout surprises. Now, of the English who didn’t make it to Euro 2020, 39% want to see Mason Greenwood at the 2022 World Cup, followed by Jesse Lingard (32%) and Bamford (22%). 

With regards to the man who could potentially be only the second in history to lift the World Cup for England, 66% of Three Lions fans still believe Kane should be the captain, despite the transfer speculation potentially tarnishing his reputation. Manchester United skipper, Harry Maguire, is the overwhelming choice for the alternative at 44%.

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How is Gareth Southgate getting on with the fans?

As there seems to be plenty of confidence in the players, it's no surprise to see this filter down to the manager also, given that England have broken down barriers in their last two tournaments under the current leader.

In fact, a whopping 87% believe Southgate is the man to manage England at Qatar 2022 next November, which will make it six years in the job and therefore, make the ex-England U21 boss the longest-serving manager in the 21st century, surpassing Sven-Göran Eriksson.

And, if the Three Lions fail to triumph in Asia next year, just short of 80% still believe he should remain the at the helm. However, should Southgate one day depart, as of now, Steven Gerrard (14%) was favoured more as a replacement by the fans surveyed to be the next England boss, ahead of Brendan Rodgers (12%) and Pep Guardiola (11%).

Despite the positivity, who genuinely believes they can win the World Cup?

One in five.

Every one in five England fans have the belief they can conquer the world in 2022 and reign supreme in Qatar next winter, with the same number of fans saying only a World Cup triumph would be good enough to settle the pain of Euro 2020.

However, 64% of England fans say the current England flock is best since 1966, and furthermore, 21% of England fans say only them winning the 2022 World Cup would be classed as a successful tournament - a fair statement considering they reached their first final since '66 just months ago.

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