Is Le Tissier meeting with the FA over the England vacancy?

The Southampton legend posted a picture indicating that he is talking with the FA.

Matthew Le TissierMatthew Le Tissier

With England looking for a new manager following Roy Hodgson's resignation, it looks as if Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier may be a surprise figure of interest for the FA all of a sudden, if his Twitter account is anything to go by.

Le Tissier posted a photograph of him arriving at the FA headquarters at St George's Park, along with the comment: "Just arrived at this place for a chat, interesting to see how it goes."

Whether the 47-year-old is actually discussing any aspect of the England vacancy, let alone the actual job itself, is uncertain and unlikely, but it isn't impossible that at the very least the FA were seeking his advice on moving forward, something they had admitted to looking at this week.

Of course, Le Tissier could also be at St George's Park for a reason unrelated to the England job, but if that's the case he hasn't missed a chance to prank his followers.

Either way, the FA could do a lot worse than listening to Le Tissier and other former footballers, who would be sure to offer some alternative perspectives to a board consisting of several that have stated recently that they are "no football expert."

England manager Roy HodgsonEx-England manager Roy Hodgson

The Southampton legend has always been an articulate and insightful pundit during his work with Sky Sports, and as a player was renowned for his ability to see opportunities on the pitch that few others would perceive, let along have the audacity to try them. He has shown little interest in the management side of the game since retiring, but who knows what may come up in the future.

Le Tissier's technical ability and flair for the sensational made him a massive favourite at the Dell as a player, and among football supporters in general.

For many the forward was hugely under appreciated and under used at international level, only being selected for England eight times despite scoring 209 times in over 500 games.

It would be ironic if his real chance with the country came doing something other than smashing the ball into the top corner from 30 yards.


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