England Manager Gareth Southgate Nears Contract Extension

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England manager Gareth Southgate is closing in on signing a contract extension, according to Sam Wallace, of The Telegraph.

Southgate’s current deal expires at the end of the 2022 World Cup which takes place in Qatar.

England Manager Gareth Southgate Close to Signing New Contract

Two More Years of Gareth Southgate

The report states that Southgate will extend his contract by two years, keeping him at the helm until the end of Euro 2024.

Southgate has been in talks with The FA and technical director John McDermott in recent weeks and it was the England manager’s wish to secure qualification for the 2022 World Cup first – which they can do this week.

The improved deal will be worth around £5m plus bonuses to Southgate.

Southgate’s reign has been full of promise so far, reaching the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, though disappointed in losing to Croatia at that stage and then runners-up to Roberto Mancini’s brilliant Italy side at Euro 2020, which was played in 2021.

Keeping a Constant With a Host of Talent Coming Through

Gareth Southgate took charge of the England national team in 2016 following a spell as the U21 manager. He has worked with a host of talent over the years, giving many fans some of the best moments of their lives and there will no doubt be a feeling from within that the best is yet to come with so much talent coming through for The Three Lions.

The new deal will see the popular 51-year-old lead England to another major tournament, two more including the World Cup next year, and many will be expecting, or hoping in more typical British fashion, that at least one of those delivers a trophy.

England are keeping the same man at the helm that has overseen the international duties of all the talent at his disposal in recent years, keeping a constant around the squad, which surely can only be healthy.

Southgate is often praised for the impact he has had on the squad – helping to unite players who are rivals at club level – something England have recently been called out for failing to do in the past.

 

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