Ian Wright slams Gareth Southgate and the FA

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Despite how easy it looks, being a football pundit isn't always an easy job and not many are popular amongst the majority of the supporters.

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher arguably lead the way currently, however, Ian Wright's stock has certainly improved over the last few years.

Wright, who can be spotted working for the BBC, ITV and BT, might not go into the same depth of analysis his rivals from Sky Sports explore but he usually speaks with blunt honesty - particularly about England.

The former Arsenal forward was at it again last night as he previewed his #AskWrighty feature on BBC's 606 programme.

Clearly still slightly peeved by the lack of ambition shown by Gareth Southgate's England side during the 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday, Wright got into quite a rant on the subject.

You can watch the full attack on Southgate and the FA in the video below as Wrighty worked himself up into a passionate frenzy.

"We're talking about a manager who's got four games. He could do whatever he wants in respect of the team he picks and what we can do," Wright said.

"81,000 watched that after the Euros, he could do anything and he's coming in with 'I want to stabilise, stability.' We don't need stabilising, we need rock and roll now."

At the very end of the clip, Wright brilliantly directs the camera to a handy cupboard labelled 'mugs' and says: "That's what they (the FA) are."

And surprisingly, it appears England's interim manager has taken Wright's advice on board.

Various reports circulating on Monday suggest Southgate is set to make the bold call of dropping captain Wayne Rooney for Tuesday's clash with Slovenia.

Rooney has struggled for form this season and after another uninspiring display against Malta, is set to start England's next game on the bench - much to the delight of the majority of the nation.

Perhaps Wright should throw his name in the hat to become Sam Allardyce's full-time replacement!

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