Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager On Four-Year Contract
Southgate has signed a four-year contract which includes England’s campaigns for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 UEFA European Championship, the FA said on its official website.
The FA’s Chief Executive Martin Glenn, Technical Director Dan Ashworth and Chairman Greg Clarke unanimously agreed that he was the outstanding candidate for the role having impressed during his four-game period as interim manager.
Southgate said: “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I’m also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential. I’m determined to give everything I have to give the country a team that they’re proud of and one that they’re going to enjoy watching play and develop. For me, the hard work starts now.”
Southgate’s first competitive match as manager will be the international fixture against Germany in Dortmund on 22 March 2017, followed by the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on 26 March 2017.