However the rest of the tournament plays out, Southgate's contribution will be lauded for decades to come and he's come a long way since being described as a safe option after the nightmare which was Allardyce's tenure.
The England manager has revealed he couldn't bear to hear the football song after missing a penalty in Euro '96.
'I can't believe I was at the same school, in the same year group as him.
"Our country has been though some hard moments in terms of unity and sport has the power to do that, and football in particular", he said. "We can feel the energy and the support from home and it's a very special feeling for us".
Justin Timberlake, who is performing at London's 02 Arena, has promised to show the match on big screens at the venue before the start of his concert.
Neil Rowe, a pilot from Surrey, grew internet fame following England's quarter-final win over Sweden last Saturday.
The National Police Chiefs' Council said there had been 1,086 football-related incidents since the tournament began, with 226 incidents related to domestic abuse and 230 arrests being made.
"Well I think the foreign secretary position has gone now, but we'll see, maybe a knighthood", he said.