We love our Gareth, don’t we?
The England manager has been the hero we’ve all been waiting for at this World Cup, leading the Three Lions all the way to the semi-finals.
And as a result, the FA are reportedly bracing themselves for Premier League clubs to move for Southgate after his amazing run.
Southgate, 47, has two years left on his £3million contract and qualification for Euro 2020 would trigger an extension.
His salary is likely to be boosted but would still not rival top Prem bosses.
But even so, there is confidence he will lead the country to the next World Cup in four years’ time.
Sources close to the England boss say he feels suited to the international game and believes there is a chance to make an impact beyond football.
After the World Cup, FA technical director Dan Ashworth will compile a report on Southgate’s work.
The dossier will point out the positives in the journey to Russia and is set to be used as a blueprint to help younger teams get the most out of a squad.
The England boss has become a popular leader of the Three Lions and found time to join in the celebrations in Samara.
Southgate turned choirmaster as he orchestrated England fans in their victory song after the 2-0 win over Sweden.
Goals by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli sank the Swedes, setting up an epic clash against Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow.
And Three Lions boss Southgate said: “I spoke to the lads before the game — and none of us fancied going home.
“We have to be here another week and it’s up to us now which games we play in. I’m so proud of what all the players and staff have done.