POLL: Should Gareth Southgate get the nod as England manager on a permanent basis?

Gareth Southgate says he has loved every moment of his time in charge of England as he waits to discover if he will be appointed as permanent boss.

England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate (Photo: PA)
England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate (Photo: PA)

We want to know whether YOU think he should be given the opportunity on a permanent basis, whether someone else is required or if the former England defender should have his temporary contract extended after the match against Spain on Tuesday. Cast your vote on our poll below.

Southgate, who lives near Harrogate, took control after Sam Allardyce’s controversial one-match reign and has won two of his unbeaten three matches, with a fourth coming in Tuesday’s friendly with Spain, after which his future will be determined.

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Has he done enough to get the job full time?

“That’s not my decision,” the former Middlesbrough defender said.

“What I’m really pleased is that I was given the task of picking the job up in a very difficult situation for everybody and I feel like we’ve prepared the team really well. I’ve enjoyed that.

“The rest is out of my hands. I’ve loved it. I’ve really enjoyed the role. I’ve enjoyed the responsibility. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of every part of it.

“I get that that’s not quite so enjoyable if you don’t get the results. It’s been a brilliant experience.”