The former Liverpool and Fulham boss resigned from his post as manager of the national team immediately after the final whistle went and fans were delighted with the prospect of a new manager ahead of the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign.
However, the first list of candidates drawn up by the bookmakers weren’t exactly jaw-dropping and under-21 coach Gareth Southgate was the leading favourite – much to the dissatisfaction of Three Lions supporters.
But reports emerging this evening claim that the former Middlesbrough boss has turned down the chance to replace Hodgson in the hot seat.
The 45-year-old was reported as saying that he has no interest in succeeding Hodgson and would be reluctant to consider accepting the post on an interim basis according to the Guardian – much to the delight of fans.
Please not Southgate, I know we're bad but we're not Southgate bad…
— Moose (@PaulGreen95) June 29, 2016
— jamie churches (@jamieprochurch) June 29, 2016
If Southgate gets the job there is gonna be a massive head loss ??? get someone world class in
— blackmore (@ReeceBlackmore) June 29, 2016
If Southgate hoddle or Neville get the England job I'm gonna support Switzerland full time home and away #Sui
— Michael Lightfoot (@LightfootMikey) June 29, 2016
Please not Gareth Southgate…. !
— Dave Griffiths (@griffdh) June 29, 2016
How the fuck has Southgate even been asked for the England job lmao
— Tyler (@RedHotChileNeta) June 29, 2016
Southgate apparently doesn't want the job!!! pic.twitter.com/7amSpVfCV4
— Tom (@TJessex) June 29, 2016
Thank fuck Southgate has rejected the England job?
— doc (@samueldoherty99) June 29, 2016
Why was Southgate even offered the job in the first place? Give it to a good young manager I.fucking.E… Eddie Howe https://t.co/RhW57S9mYy
— Callum Owens (@OwezHoes) June 29, 2016
Things must be bad when Southgate is turning the job down
— Richard Cooksey (@RichCooksey) June 29, 2016
best news for England fans for a while….Southgate turns down chance to be manager….thank fuck
— D (@lex_e_con) June 29, 2016
Do me a favour …. Gareth Fukin Southgate … I will officially retire from watching international football if he gets the job.
— Leon Burgess (@leonroseuk_leon) June 29, 2016
Southgate turned down do the England job? Don't want him anyway! I'm hoping we get Eddie Howe, think he will be good! #ENG
— ⚽⚽Robbie Fisk⚽⚽️ (@fisk_robbie) June 29, 2016
Is Southgate right to turn down the England job?
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