Sunday, 5 December, 2021

Southgate extends contract to 2024

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, reports AFP. Southgate, who also masterminded a run to the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has transformed his team into serious contenders after years of underachievement. Reports over recent weeks

suggested the 51-year-old was set to sign a new deal, which had been due to end 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. The new deal means the England boss will oversee qualification for Euro 2024, which is being held in Germany. “I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles,” said the former Middlesbrough boss. “It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team.”