England interim manager Gareth Southgate has ended his short-term deal with the Football Association after supervising a 2-2 draw with Spain on Tuesday in an international friendly clash.
The former Under-23 manager took over the senior side after the FA ‘mutually agreed’ to end the deal with former manager Sam Allardyce.
England were set to get a win over Spain until a loss of concentration allowed Spain get a draw in the international friendly affair. The final international window in 2016 saw Southgate end his short time in charge on a good note. He recorded decent achievements during his time as the national team boss. England defeated Malta 2-0 and played a goalless draw against Slovenia away last month in a European World Cup qualifying campaign. In addition, the Three Lions comfortably defeated Scotland 3-0 in the same World Cup qualifier before the result against Spain.
Recently, he gave the FA an ‘ultimatum’ of a month to decide if they want him to continue, with the confidence that he had recorded a decent run during his time as manager.
The game against Spain saw Jamie Vardy, John Stones, Danny Rose, and Adam Lallana impress, while Red Devils skipper Wayne Rooney and Spurs talisman Harry Kane were sent home to regain full match fitness.
Joe Hart was decent during the duel. His ball distribution skills were good and it was a nice show from the former Manchester City no. 1. Nathaniel Clyne played in right back position very well, and the Reds player would be good competition for Kyle Walker in the role. Gary Cahill combined well with Stones. Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier combined well in the middle. Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling did not do too badly while substitutes Theo Walcott, Tom Heaton, Phil Jagielka, Marcus Rashford, Andros Townsend, and Aaron Cresswell played their part in the game as well.