Gareth Southgate appointed England manager on four year deal

Gareth Southgate succeeds Sam Allardyce who departed 67 days into the job after being caught up in a newspaper sting.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: November 30, 2016 11:50 pm
Gareth Southgate, Southgate , Southgate England, Southgate contract, England football coach, England coach Gareth Southgate , Football news, Football Gareth Southgate has overseen two wins and a draw in three 2018 World Cup qualifiers. (Source: Reuters)

Gareth Southgate was named as England’s permanent manager on a four-year contract on Wednesday having impressed the Football Association during a four-match stint as interim coach.

The 46-year-old succeeds Sam Allardyce who departed 67 days into the job after being caught up in a newspaper sting.

Southgate said: “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I’m also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully.”

Former England under-21 manager Southgate has overseen two wins and a draw in three 2018 World Cup qualifiers, leaving England top of the group, plus a friendly draw with Spain.

Southgate’s contract will run through England’s campaigns for the next World Cup and 2020 European Championship.