GARETH SOUTHGATE'S England replacement has been tipped to be Pep Guardiola, but not before he has a break from football.
The former Barcelona boss has Manchester City top of the Premier League table after 12 games having won the Treble last season.
Reports have suggested Guardiola will end his stint at the Etihad when his current contract expires in 2025.
He has also been linked with the England job as one target to succeed Southgate.
And former Oasis member and City fan Noel Gallagher says he would not be surprised to see Guardiola take on the Three Lions gig.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Gallagher said: "I wouldn't be surprised, or a shock to me, if he was offered and took the England job.
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"I know he loves being in England with the culture, English players and all that, but it wouldn't be a shock to me."
However, Gallagher believes he would only take the England job if he left Man City first.
He said: "I think he would have to leave City first and probably have a break.
"I don't think City would allow him to leave for England, there's no way."
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Asked about the possibility of doing both the England and City jobs at the same time, he replied: "City wouldn't have that."
Gallagher then offered his analysis on Guardiola's future, revealing he does not believe he will head to another league.
He said: "I can see him retiring at City after maybe ten years and having one of his sabbaticals.
"I can't think he would go anywhere in world football. What league is he going to? So the only other thing is international football.
"There are a few prestigious jobs which might turn him on like the Dutch job because of Johan Cruyff, the Brazil job, the Argentinian gig and England.
"I don't know any of this, I'm just hypothetically pointing out, but lets say England still haven't won a trophy, he would see that as a big challenge.
"[If he won one] He would be a god then in this country wouldn't he."
England men have failed to win a major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.
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The Lionesses have fared better recently by lifting the Euro's in 2022.
However, they fell to defeat against Spain in the final of this year's World Cup.
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