Cape Town - England coach Gareth Southgate has ruled out
the possibility of taking over at Chelsea, should Maurizio Sarri leave the
It only appears to be a matter of time before Sarri leaves
Stamford Bridge to take the vacant position at Italian Serie A champions
Juventus, and Southgate has been mentioned as a replacement.
Southgate's assistant Steve Holland, who was with Chelsea
for six years before linking up with England, has also been linked, but talk of
them both leaving for the Blues, has been played down.
Southgate has worked wonders with the England team but says
there is still plenty of work to be done, and he is not finished yet, with the
European Championships fast approaching.
"There's no way that I would leave England at this
point in time, to take any job," Southgate said.
"The only thing on my mind is that we've got a European
Championship next summer and we've got to keep improving to be the best
possible team we can be for this country.
"Why would I rush to leave that opportunity and chance
to affect not just the football but the other parts that the role brings.
"My sole focus is on producing the best team possible