And it’s lovely.
The World Cup 2018 final took place yesterday, seeing France beat Croatia to take home the trophy.
But while England didn’t make it to the final round, they got all the way to the semi finals, finishing fourth, which is a huge achievement.
Football may not have come home just yet, but the team have come home as sporting heroes, with the whole of the country getting behind them.
But while captain Harry Kane won the World Cup Golden Boot award and goalie Jordan Pickford has come home a sporting legend, the real man of the moment is the England manager, Gareth Southgate.
The 47-year-old not only led England to their best World Cup performance since 1990, but he also united the country – and sent waistcoat sales through the roof!
While people are suspecting that a knighthood may be on the way, the England Manager received an unprecedented honour this morning as he had a London tube station named after him.
That’s right. Southgate tube station in north London has changed its name to ‘Gareth Southgate’ to honour him, changing all of the signage on the Grade II-listed station to bear his name.
‘Thanks Gareth for the incredible journey,’ a sign above it reads. ‘Southgate is yours.’
This is too much.
‘Next stop – Gareth Southgate!’ Tweeted the official Transport for London page, announcing the revamp. ‘To celebrate the achievements of the @england men’s football team this summer, TfL & @VisaUK have temporarily renamed Southgate station on the @piccadillyline. Why not come down and post a #SouthgateSelfie.’
Unfortunately the name change isn’t permanent, lasting for just 48 hours, but with the amount of love behind the England manager, we wouldn’t be surprised if this doesn’t happen again.
BRB – off to fan girl over Gareth some more.