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Gareth Southgate wants Chelsea man to join England team full-time, Phil Neville also eyed by new Three Lions boss

Gareth Southgate is reportedly plotting to reshuffle his coaching team after being given the England manager’s job on a permanent basis.

The former Middlesbrough boss was confirmed as the FA’s choice to lead the Three Lions to Russia 2018 and Euro 2020 earlier this week following a four-game spell in interim charge.

Since then, Sammy Lee, who was brought into the coaching team by former manager Sam Allardyce, has left his position.

According to The Mirror, Southgate wants to increase the international hours of Chelsea coach Steve Holland as the musical chairs looks set to continue.

The newspaper claim that Holland, who is currently a part-time member of the England backroom staff, will depart Stamford Bridge with the blessing of Blues manager Antonio Conte next summer, rather than leaving the London club midway through what could be a massive season for them in the Premier League.

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Holland joining England full-time is unlikely to be the only change made by Southgate.

The Mirror suggest that a new U21 boss could also be named, with former Manchester United and Everton utility man Phil Neville said to be among the candidates for the role currently held by Aidy Boothroyd on a caretaker basis.

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