Gareth Southgate has signed a contract extension to stay on as England manager until the end of 2024.
Southgate’s previous deal would have expired after next year’s World Cup finals in Qatar, and he had been reluctant to discuss an extension until qualification for that tournament was assured.
But with England needing four points from two matches against Andorra and San Marino this month, talks began to accelerate during the recent international break. The Football Association confirmed on Monday that an agreement had been reached.
Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland have both agreed new deals, with sources telling ESPN the England manager will receive a significant increase on his old £3 million-a-year deal.
“I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles,” Southgate said in a statement.
“It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark [Bullingham], John [McDermott] and the board for their support — and of course the players and support team for their hard work.
“We have a great opportunity in front of us and I know they and the fans are all excited about what this squad could achieve in future.”
Southgate added that he had no interest in any of the club jobs that had become available in recent weeks. (ESPN)