Done and dusted. The final international break of 2016 is over. But what remains very much undecided is whether The Football Association see Gareth Southgate as the right candidate to manage England on a permanent basis.

Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw against 2010 World Cup winners Spain at Wembley Stadium concluded his unbeaten four-game interim spell in charge, although there was huge disappointment inside the nation stadium, considering the Three Lions were 2-0 up after 88 minutes.

8th November 2016 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (Group F) - England Training - England interim manager Gareth Southgate - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

However; a comfortable 2-0 win over minnows Malta, a solid goalless stalemate in Slovenia and a convincing 3-0 victory over rivals Scotland last Friday saw Southgate lead England to the top of Group F in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, having bagged 10 points from a possible 12 on offer.

Recent reports speculate that The FA are ready to hand the former Middlesbrough and England Under-21 boss a permanent deal as Three Lions manager.

So, here are Shoot!‘s THREE reasons why we think the 46-year-old deserves the role on a full-time basis…

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