Gareth Southgate: England manager signs new contract until 2022 World Cup

By Haruna Mubarak
Gareth Southgate: England manager signs new contract until 2022 World Cup
Gareth Southgate: England manager signs new contract until 2022 World Cup

Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract which will see him remain as England boss until the 2022 World Cup.

Southgate, whose previous deal was due to end after Euro 2020, led his team to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years this summer in Russia.

He has agreed improved terms, which will see his salary increase to a reported £3m a year.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments," he said.

"The job remains an incredible privilege and a true honour. Experiencing at first hand how the nation united behind the team this summer was something special and it will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come."


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His assistant manager Steve Holland has also agreed a new deal through to 2022.

The announcement came just before Southgate announced six uncapped players in the England squad for the Nations League games against Croatia and Spain in October.

After initially taking over as caretaker manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce in September 2016, former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough centre-back Southgate signed a four-year deal as permanent England boss in November of that year.

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He guided England to their best World Cup performance since 1990 as they lost in extra time to Croatia in the semi-finals in Moscow.

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