Gareth Southgate has signed a new four-year contract to stay on as England manager through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His assistant, Steve Holland, has also agreed a new deal as reward for England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia last summer, and the improvement of the nation’s fortunes.
Southgate’s contract includes a significant pay increase, taking his salary to around 3million pounds a year. His previous deal ran to 2020 but included an option to extend for two years should England qualify for the Euros that year. That has been removed.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments,” Southgate says.
“The job remains an incredible privilege and a true honour. Experiencing at first-hand how the nation united behind the team this summer was something special and it will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.”
“I must acknowledge the hard work and commitment of my staff and my players
over the last two years. I have learned a great deal from them and their passion and professionalism in representing England has been an inspiration to my own work. In particular, Steve Holland who am I pleased to be continuing to work alongside through to 2022.”
I believe that Southgate’s continuation in the role is a real positive for the team, and country. We have seen a huge success at the recent World Cup and an ever improving game, and presence, within the new Nations League Tournament, recently panning Spain away from home!
Come on, England!