Gareth Southgate could be set to land the England job on a permanent basis

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Gareth Southgate will be handed the England job on a permanent basis if the Three Lions beat Scotland on Friday, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail report that the FA will announce who will be the next England manager before Christmas, with Southgate the firm favourite to be given the role permanently. Southgate has held the position on an interim basis since Sam Allardyce was sacked in September.

The paper claim that FA chiefs will begin the search for their next manager after this upcoming set of international fixtures against Scotland and Spain. It is believed that if Southgate gets through them unscathed he will a shoo-in for the job.

Southgate made 57 appearances for the senior England national team during his playing career. He went on to manage the England U21 side, winning 25 of his 31 games as manager and losing just three. His good work with the youngsters was likely the reason he was given the England job on a temporary basis after Allardyce’s depature.

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