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Gareth Southgate has exclusively told SunSport he did not want the England job — because of the pressure of picking squads.

Southgate revealed: “A few years ago I didn’t want the job for that reason.

“Because I saw what it did to previous managers and their families. So when my kids were younger, I didn’t want them to experience that.”

Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse has missed out on a place in England’s Euros squad.

SunSport understands Southgate told the Southampton captain of the heartbreaking news on Monday.

Free-kick expert JWP, 26, has six caps for his country, four of which have come this season.

He netted his first goal for the Three Lions in March’s 5-0 win over San Marino.

Finally, Gareth Bale has refused to rule out retiring after the Euros.

The Real Madrid ace and Spurs loanee said: “Obviously there’s been a lot of things written about whether I’m doing this and doing that.

“I don’t want to say anything that is going to cause any problems on what I am doing or what I am not doing. My focus is just on the Euros.

“When the Euros finishes for us then I will sit down and decide what I want to do.”

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