Southgate rewarded with a new contract for two years

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 00:01 |
England football national team Gareth Southgate.PHOTO/COURTESY

Gareth Southgate has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension after leading England to the final of Euro 2020, the Football Association announced on Monday.

Southgate, who also masterminded a run to the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has transformed his team into serious contenders at major tournaments after years of underachievement.

Reports in recent weeks suggested the 51-year-old was set to sign a new deal after the Qatar World Cup late next year.

“The FA is delighted to confirm Gareth Southgate and (assistant) Steve Holland have signed new contracts through to December 2024,” the FA said in a statement.

Southgate, who marks five years in charge at the end of this month, has overseen a period of positive progress, guiding England to a FIFA World Cup semi-final and UEFA Nations League third place before securing the best men’s performance in 55 years with the UEFA Euro final this summer.

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