Gareth Southgate Coach set for England interview Monday - reports

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

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Gareth Southgate was placed in interim charge of England after Sam Allardyce left the role in September and has overseen wins over Malta and Scotland and draws with Slovenia and Spain play

Gareth Southgate was placed in interim charge of England after Sam Allardyce left the role in September and has overseen wins over Malta and Scotland and draws with Slovenia and Spain

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Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the full-time post of England manager on Monday, the BBC and several other British media organisations reported Friday.

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

His four games as caretaker boss yielded 2018 World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw with Slovenia and another draw in a friendly international against Spain at Wembley.

Promoted from within the Football Association, where he had been the England Under-21 manager, former England defender Southgate has been careful to avoid accusations that he was promoting himself as Allardyce's permanent replacement at the expense of concentrating on his interim role.

But FA chief executive Martin Glenn said Thursday there was no doubt Southgate was eager to succeed Allardyce

"He's made it clear over the last week that he's convinced he wants the job," Glenn told Sky Sports News.

Asked if the FA would interview any other candidates for the role, Glenn replied: "Potentially."

Southgate stepped up from his Under-21 post when Allardyce resigned after just one game in charge of the senior England side following a newspaper sting.

"Southgate's in a strong position," Glenn added.

"Because not just the facts of the last four games have shown a lot of signs of encouragement, but the fact he's worked in the FA for the last couple of years."

England's next game is a friendly international away to Germany on March 22.

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