England manager Gareth Southgate has made some changes to his backroom staff as he prepares to start a new cycle in managing the Three Lions.
And on Thursday, the coach will appoint his first international team since the 2022 World Cup to begin preparations for the European Championship next year.
It is expected that there will be some changes to his team however The telegraph Note that Southgate has also overseen some new additions to his backroom staff in a bid to turn things around.
Coach Chris Powell, who has worked with Southgate since 2019 alongside his role in charge of the Tottenham academy, has left the squad, as has performance psychologist Ian Mitchell.
Mitchell joined England in February 2018 after being praised for his work with the Welsh national team, but is expected to leave his role alongside several other figures in the Three Lions’ psychology department.
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One of the people who might be able to set up Southgate is former Dutch striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. The 50-year-old spent time at Middlesbrough alongside Southgate and also represented Chelsea and Leeds during his playing days.
Hasselbaink moved into management after his retirement and captained Burton Albion, Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town, although he now works as a TV pundit.
The changes signal the start of a new cycle for Southgate, who are looking to end England’s long wait for a trophy at Euro 2024.