After England's latest major tournament exit, questions will now be asked of their managerial situation.
There is no doubt that their output in such events has improved under Gareth Southgate, reaching the latter stages of the last three tournaments.
In saying that, that record may also flatter them. England were blessed with very favourable runs in both the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, then going on to lose to the first quality opposition that they faced. It was the same in Qatar on this occasion, with his team failing to capitalise on the good spells they had against France and ultimately being bested by a more streetwise team.
Focus will soon turn towards the future of Gareth Southgate.
The 52-year old has a contract in place until 2024, although they had been some suggestions that he could leave his role after the tournament in Qatar.
Should he step aside, it will be interesting to see who could replace him. The likes of Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino have been linked with the role in recent weeks, while domestic options in Eddie Howe and Graham Potter look unlikely due to their club commitments.
Richard Keys has odd suggestion for next England manager
Richard Keys is always one to come up with a left field or downright brutal suggestion during such conversations, something he continued with last night.
Speaking on beIN SPORTS, he said England should look to appoint a foreign manager next time around and suggested Arsene Wenger as an option.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) December 10, 2022
I would have as far a field as I possibly can and would once again be looking (abroad). Our domestic league is dominated by foreign coaches.
I would once again think it is now time to go back to that formula...
Off the top of my head, and I'm not thinking in that direction, but what's Arsene Wenger doing? 18 months, why not?
Of course, Wenger has not been involved in management since leaving Arsenal in 2018 and currently works as a technical advisor for FIFA. The 73-year old is more known for his ridiculous takes on human rights protests than any sort of coaching achievements over the last half decade.
In saying that, he has been a frequent guest on the Qatari broadcaster alongside Keys, so that should be qualification enough.
If England are on the hunt for a new manager in the months ahead, we can't imagine that the Frenchman will be in the conversation.