Southgate says he’s loved England role; Defers to FA

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England remains unbeaten under interim manager Gareth Southgate, and the 46-year-old is being asked whether he might want the job full-time.

Southgate claimed he didn’t want the England job during the summer, but has taken a more “undecided” stance since Sam Allardyce resigned in disgrace after one match in charge.

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He was asked again after England’s 3-0 win over Scotland on Friday. Here’s what he had to say, courtesy the BBC:

“I was asked to take the job for four games and to keep the country top of the group.

“I want time to go away and reflect. I have loved doing it but it is an opportunity for everyone to have time. The FA can decide what they want to do.”

That seems a lot more interest than disinterest. With England cruising through qualifying in a mediocre at-best group, it seems prudent to at least extend his time in charge of the unit.