BREAKING NEWS: Southgate is close to signing new England contract
Gareth Southgate is close to signing new England contract to put him in charge until Euro 2024, with a £2m-per-year pay rise that could close in on Fabio Capello’s £6m salary IF he wins the World Cup
- Gareth Southgate is close to penning a two-year deal extension with England
- The Three Lions boss, 51, has impressed during his five-year tenure in charge
- Southgate has taken England to the Euros final and World Cup semi-final
- His new deal will see him take charge of England’s Euro 2024 campaign
- If England win the World Cup, his salary will match Fabio Capello’s £6m
Gareth Southgate is reportedly on the verge of penning a two-year contract extension that would see the England manager lead the Three Lions to the end of Euro 2024.
According to The Telegraph, Southgate’s improved deal with the Football Association could see the 51-year-old pocket a further £5million in bonuses, including a £2m pay rise if he wins next year’s World Cup.
That pay rise would see Southgate match former England boss Fabio Capello’s record-breaking salary of £6m-per-year when he was in charge of the national team from 2007-2012.
Gareth Southgate is reportedly on the verge of penning a new contract extension with England
Southgate has completely transformed England’s fortunes since taking the job in 2016
Southgate has impressed in the Three Lions hot seat since taking charge in 2016, guiding England to the final of Euro 2020 this summer, as well as the World Cup semi finals in Russia three years ago.
The former Middlesbrough boss has been in negotiations over recent weeks with FA technical director John McDermott, and confidence is high that an announcement can be made soon. The FA have refused to comment.
Southgate is understood to have his focus firmly set on the immediate task at hand – to secure qualification for next year’s World Cup – before the new extension is announced.
They can achieve that feat if they win their next two qualifiers, starting tonight against Albania at Wembley. The Three Lions then take on minnows San Marino on Monday.
He helped guide England to the World Cup semi-final and the Euro 2020 final at Wembley
Southgate has overseen a remarkable turnaround in England’s fortunes since he took over on a permanent basis in 2016.
Fresh from a humiliating defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016, Southgate’s England have gone from strength to strength and are No 5 in FIFA’s World Rankings.
Meanwhile, a new contract for Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland is expected, with the former Chelsea coach a key member of the manager’s backroom setup and responsible for integral tactical ploys in recent years.
Should he see out his new contract, Southgate will have spent 13 years with the Football Association – including his previous stints as head of elite development and Under-21 manager.
Southgate’s new deal will take him to the Euro 2024 campaign, to be played in Germany, and if he wins next year’s World Cup he could match Fabio Capello’s (right) salary of £6m a year
Southgate will be tasked with bringing the best out of England’s new crop of talented stars
Eight years as Three Lions boss will match Sir Bobby Robson’s effort from 1982 to 1990, while tonight he draws level with Sven Goran Eriksson for England games managed (67).
Only Robson, Sir Alf Ramsey and Walter Winterbottom have managed more international matches for England while only Capello boasts a better win percentage.
Southgate will be tasked with bringing the best out of an exciting and burgeoning class of talented youngsters coming through, with it hoped that the likes of Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Bukayo Saka can lead England to their second major trophy by Euro 2024.
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