Top Premier League coaches make England raise game, says Steve Holland

• England work hard to keep training on par with elite clubs
• ‘English coaches deserve more respect,’ says Holland

Gareth Southgate and his staff are forced to think hard about how to keep players stimulated in training with so many used to working under leading managers, the England assistant manager, Steve Holland, has said.

Eleven of the 23-man squad preparing to face the Netherlands on Thursday in the Nations League finals are with Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, and England’s coaches are conscious of the need to maintain interest levels in players used to being coached by Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino who, this season alone, have steered teams to the European Cup final and Premier League title.

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