Transport for London (TfL) has honoured England manager Gareth Southgate by renaming a tube station after him.
The Three Lions reached the semi-final at the World Cup in Russia and restored the pride of a nation after two disastrous tournaments under Roy Hodgson.
Southgate’s achievements with England have been recognised by TfL with Southgate tube station being temporarily rebranded as ‘Gareth Southgate’ for 48 hours from Monday.
Signage on the platforms and in the ticket hall and outside the Grade II* listed Piccadilly Line station will be changed to show the national team manager’s name.
A Southgate lookalike and a flashmob of dancers dressed like the England manager will take over the station later this afternoon in a show of support for the national team.
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Commuters and football fans are being encouraged to share photos and videos from the day using the hashtag #SouthgateSelfie.
Mark Wild, managing director of London Underground at TfL said: “The great performance of the England team this summer brought people of all ages together in celebration.
“We’re delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the team by renaming the station in his honour.”
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Southgate and the England squad arrived back in the UK on Sunday afternoon after flying back into Birmingham Airport.
Three Lions supporters wanting to welcome the squad home were left disappointed after they were prevented access to the area.