Gareth Southgate, who helped England to the 2018 World Cup semi-final in July, has been rewarded with a new four-year deal estimated to be worth around £3million-a-year contract that will see him remain as England manager until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In a statement issued by the FA, Southgate, who is due to unveil his latest England squad this afternoon, said:
‘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 first hand how the national united behind the team this summer was something special and it will e great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.
I must acknowledge the hard work and commitment of my staff and the players over the last two years. I have learned a great deal from them and their passion and professionalism in representing England has been an inspiration to my own work.
‘In particular, Steve Holland who I’m pleased to be continuing to work alongside through to 2022. I would also like to thank Martin, Dan Ashworth and the FA board for their support since my original appointment.’
His assistant, Steve Holland also signed a new contract until 2022.
Also speaking on the deal, FA chief executive Martin Glenn said: ‘Gareth has performed remarkably well and has given everyone the belief that England can compete on a world stage again.
‘He is also a tremendous ambassador for the organisation, our development teams and the wider work of the FA, although his focus is rightly solely on helping the elite team.
‘We wish him all the best for the rest of the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifying next year which of course brings with it the exciting prospect of final round matches at Wembley.’