Gareth Southgate: England manager signs new two-year contract

Gareth Southgate is staying on in his role. Credit: PA

England manager Gareth Southgate has signed a new two-year extension to his contract, the Football Association have confirmed.

The former Middlesbrough boss has been in charge of the national team for five years since replacing Sam Allardyce and will continue until December 2024.

During his tenure he has led England to a World Cup semi-final and the final of the European Championships.

Southgate's current deal was due to expire at the culmination of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but has been extended, alongside that of his assistant Steve Holland.

Southgate said: "I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles. It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark, John 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."