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Interim boss Southgate: Future is bright for England

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate insists that the future is still bright for the England national team despite the Sam Allardyce controversy.

The England national team has been left in limbo as Allardyce was removed from his post as manager just 67 days after being appointed and many now feel that the Three Lions' performances could suffer due to the scandal.

Southgate has been appointed as the Three Lions boss for the next four matches and despite the farce surrounding the national team at the moment, the 46-year-old believes that the future remains bright for the Three Lions.

The ex-Middlesbrough manager said in a statement released by the FA: "It's obviously been a difficult situation for the FA but it was important that there was some stability and continuity for everybody.

"So, from my point of view, it was important to step forward and give us the best possible chance to win these games. The focus now has to be on playing football, putting in good performances and getting results, starting with Malta at Wembley.

"These are four big games for us as a country, I'm looking forward to the challenge and I'm confident that we can get good results. We have an excellent group of players and the future is certainly bright for this England team."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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