Southgate Extends England Contract To 2022

Southgate Extends England Contract To 2022

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Gareth Southgate has extended his England contract by two years after guiding the Three Lions to World Cup Semi-final.

The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday.

Southgate’s previous contract was due to expire after the Euros in 2020. But based on his impressive results since being appointed manager, the FA have decided to extend it by one tournament.

The extension will now see the former M’Boro man be England’s head coach through Qatar 2022 World Cup.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments.

“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. It will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.”

Following the announcement, FA chairman Martin Glenn expressed his excitement at the renewal:

“Securing Gareth on a longer-term contract was always a priority for us. He has performed remarkably well and has given everyone the belief that England can compete on a world stage again.”

The new deal sees his pay rise to a reported £3million ($3.9million) per year.

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