Arsene Wenger's odds to be the next England manager have gone from 25/1 to 4/1 and comments made by him to the media have only increased support for him.
As the years have gone by at Arsenal, Wenger has been cropping up more and more as an outsider for the England job when a vacancy becomes available. Now that he looks like being in the twilight of his Arsenal career, he has become one of the front runners at 4/1 this time around.
Having spoken to the media this morning, prior to Arsenal's trip to Burnley on Saturday, he has refused to rule the out the England job, saying:
"One day, if I'm free, why not?"
That one day could come sooner rather than later - after 20 years at Arsenal he is now in the last year of his contract and could be free to take up the role in the Summer. Should Southgate do well in his four games in charge, he may continue until the end of the season and that could be the ideal situation for the FA.
Everyone in football knows Wenger's philosophy of nurturing and bringing through youth players, something he has done at Arsenal during his time there. With one of the youngest England's squads ever, he could be the ideal man to take the national team forward and allow the squad to fulfill its promise.