England striker Jamie Vardy has been singing Gareth Southgate’s praises, claiming that the interim manager had been “brilliant” since taking charge, The Mirror have reported.

He has not changed too much but you have seen in the performance that we came with a plan. It was not to be at the end of the game.

Vardy was handed a start in Southgate’s final game as interim boss against Spain and he duly delivered. The Leicester man managed to score England’s second of the night just after the restart with a brilliantly taken diving header to beat Pepe Reina at his near post.

Southgate is largely expected to take the England job on a permanent basis, with the FA still considering all of their options before coming to a definitive conclusion.

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During his four-game spell in charge, Southgate has led England to two wins against Malta and Scotland, as well as two draws against Slovenia and most recently Spain.

He has been brilliant.

The former Middlesbrough boss will be hoping that he knows what the future holds soon, with the next international break coming in March next year.

Vardy himself will be hoping that he can get himself back into the swing of things with Leicester, as he looks to end a Premier League goal drought.

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