England may have fallen on penalties in the European Nations Cup final for Italy last Sunday (11). But the British campaign in the competition ended up filling part of the fans and the country with pride. So much so, that coach Gareth Southgate may soon receive a tribute from Queen Elizabeth II for the England team’s performance in the competition.
According to the newspaper Daily TelegraphMembers of the UK Parliament want the coach to be awarded the title “Knight of the British Empire” to Southgate for all his work during the Euro competition. Julian Knight, a Conservative Party member, explained the reasons for this.
“I think because of his personality and the way he acts as a player and behaves as a coach is enough to get him nominated. Knight announced that the team that coached him once again put a smile on our faces.
Along with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the England coach deserves to become a Knight of the Empire, but he did not want to compromise on whether Southgate would be nominated for such an order immediately.
“I can’t expect anything from any honor they want to give, but I think Gareth has done a fantastic job,” he said, with the approval of the country’s sports minister, Jerry Sutcliffe.
“For me, Southgate has to be given. Boris has to be involved and make sure that happens. He said we already have precedents from the past so we can see that happen.”
Other coaches such as Alf Ramsey (the 1966 World Cup champion) and Bobby Robson (who reached the semi-finals at the 1990 World Cup) were also given the same honor by the UK government. according to Yorkshire LiveشايEnglish team players can also be honoured.
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