England will steer clear of any fly-on-the-wall football documentary – as long as Gareth Southgate is at the helm.
Southgate has long maintained he is no fan of the ‘All Or Nothing’ Amazon Prime shows that go behind the scenes at clubs.
The latest access-all-areas release – focusing on Tottenham's 2019-20 season – is out tomorrow.
But while such a project with the Three Lions would raise significant money for the cash-strapped FA, Southgate believes it would be an unwanted invasion of privacy.
Asked if he might reconsider his original stance in light of the job losses at the FA post-coronavirus, the England manager’s response was emphatic.
Southgate said: “I wouldn't look at it differently. The financial people might, but I don't like the scenario.
“When players are with clubs, it's difficult enough. When they're with us, it's an alien environment they adapt to.
“As a manager, I wouldn’t want that intrusion. We have cameras in our faces seemingly 22 hours of the day. If it becomes 24, where do we stop?
“Every club makes their own decision and I don't know what might be proposed to me down the line.
“It might be unfair to say it could be the difference between people keeping their jobs or not, because a lot of us took wage cuts to avert that – and it wasn't possible.
“We can't make decisions based on that.”
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Meanwhile, Southgate ruled out following Ronald Koeman back into club management after the Dutch coach quit for Barcelona.
The ex-Middlesbrough boss added: “I'm not going to be England manager forever. There’ll be a moment when everyone’s had enough of me.
“But my focus is to get a winning England team. It's a complicated challenge, but one I thoroughly enjoy.”
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