Sport Gareth Southgate could be without 12 PLAYERS for Euro 2020 warm-ups
Levy wants new attack-minded boss installed at Tottenham by Euro 2020
SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail understands Levy is eager to avoid a drawn out scenario to replace Mourinho that will impinge on the new manager's preparation time for next season. This summer's European Championships will cause significant disruption for clubs ahead of next season, an issue Levy is acutely aware of.Indeed, the Spurs chief wants to give Jose Mourinho's successor as much time as possible to implement his plans ahead of next and sources claim he will move decisively to ensure there is clarity to the situation as early as possible.
England manageris set to be without 12 members of his squad in the build-up to the Euro 2020 finals as the prospect of all-English European finals threatens to derail the national team's tournament preparations.
will face in Istanbul on May 29, just four days before England face Austria in their first tournament warm-up game.
It means the likes of Mason Mount,, Reece James, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling - who are all likely to be named in Southgate's 26-man squad - will miss the clash at the Riverside Stadium.
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Southgate will give all his players up to seven days off following their final games of the season, meaning Chelsea and Manchester City stars could also miss the final warm-up fixture against Romania on June 6.
It also appears likely that Southgate will be without at least four more players for the start of his Euros preparation due to Premier League involvement in the Europa League final, which is scheduled for May 26.
Manchester United are almost certain to reach the final following their 6-2 win over Roma in the first leg of their semi-final, meaning Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Dean Henderson are expected to miss the game against Austria.
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May 26 Europa League final
May 29 Champions League final - Chelsea vs Manchester City
June 1 - Deadline for Euro squads
June 2 - England vs Austria at the Riverside Stadium
June 6 - England vs Romania at the Riverside Stadium
June 13 - England's first Euro 2020 fixture vs Croatia
If Arsenal overturn their 2-1 deficit against Villarreal, then Bukayo Saka will also miss the start of England's build-up.
It means Southgate could be without as many as 12 players for the opening days of England's training camp, hardly an ideal scenario for the Three Lions boss as he heads into the tournament.
While the physical fitness of his players is of obvious concern to Southgate following a punishing season, the psychological impact of the forthcoming European finals is also understood to a significant concern for the England boss.
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On-loan forward Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick for Tottenham in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Sheffield United.Bale – on loan from LaLiga giants Real Madrid – improved his scoring run to eight goals in eight Premier League games with a treble in Sunday's 4-0 rout of relegated Sheffield United.
Southgate faces the prospect of trying to lift a number of players who will have just suffered one of the biggest disappointments of their careers ahead of the tournament.
Equally, players coming off the high of lifting a European trophy will also be something Southgate will have to keep an eye on ahead of the tournament.
However, the absence of as many as half-a-dozen players is likely to provide the likes of Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice and Jack Grealish - who will head into the tournament off the back of injuries - an opportunity to play extended minutes in the warm-up matches.
Alexander-Arnold's recent form puts him in good place for England spot .
When the young right-back was dropped by England - arguably the Liverpool man's first individual disappointment of his career - Gareth Southgate set Alexander-Arnold a challenge.After leaving him out of the Three Lions squad for World Cup qualifiers on March 18, Southgate said: 'What I said to Trent earlier today was I have made the same call to Kyle Walker and Kieran (Trippier) in the past. Their response was a good one. They took up the challenge and found themselves back in the squad.