Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to extend his stay as England manager.
The 51-year-old’s deal was set to expire after next year’s World Cup but he and his assistant Steve Holland have signed two-year extensions through to December 2024.
It is reward for the great strides England have made under Southgate, who later this month will celebrate five years in charge of the national team.
During that time the former Middlesbrough boss has led the Three Lions to a first World Cup semi-final since 1990, a third-placed finish in the Nations League and the final of the European Championship for the first time.
“I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles,” said Southgate.
“It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark (Bullingham, Football Association chief executive), John (McDermott, technical director) and the board for their support – and of course the players and support team for their hard work.
“We have a great opportunity in front of us and I know they and the fans are all excited about what this squad could achieve in future.”
The new deal is reported as taking Southgate’s contract to PS5-6m a year.