England fans were wowed by Southgate’s first presser

Gareth Southgate gave his first England press conference as interim manager yesterday following on from announcing his first squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

He’ll have been surprised to even find himself in this position, but with the debacle surrounding Sam Allardyce over the last week, the former Aston Villa defender is, temporarily at least, in one of the biggest jobs in football.

Whether he gets the role on a permanent basis remains to be seen. He has only stepped in because of the Allardyce saga and ruled himself out of the running when Roy Hodgson resigned, but if the Three Lions put in particularly impressive performances, he may get offered the job on a full-time basis.

And his first outing as the England chief was impressive yesterday. Southgate came across as someone who deeply cares about the national team and answered in an honest fashion, which impressed onlookers on Twitter. Here’s the best of what they had to say…