England interim manager Gareth Southgate said he had inherited "a mess", after a goalless draw in Slovenia in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
Southgate succeeded Sam Allardyce last month, initially for four games, and led England to a home win over Malta before Tuesday's draw in Ljubljana.
England, who top Group F, had keeper Joe Hart to thank for a point.
"With the overall objective of qualifying, we have kept the team on track," said Southgate.
"But we have taken over a mess really and had to steady the ship."