The English FA extends Gareth Southgate's contract until 2022
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The Three Lions gaffer led Harry Kane and company to 4th place in Russia.
The Football Association in England have decided to award a contract extension to English National Team manager Gareth Southgate till 2022. This will see him managing England in the Euro 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022.
The extension comes in after an emphatic outing in Russia 2018, where he took the team to the semis but had to return without a silverware having lost to Belgium in the Bronze medal match. England reached the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990.
Southgate took over Sam Allardyce who was infamously sacked by the FA for allegedly being a part of the match-fixing fiasco in November 2016. Gareth, at that time, was leading the U-21 side of the country and he has stayed since then.
Southgate oversaw two wins and as many draws after being named interim manager in the wake of Allardyce's exit, which earned him the right to take on the job permanently. The 48-year-old has since won 13, drawn four and lost six of his matches at the helm.
The former Middlesbrough gaffer introduced a positive aura around the camp, by infiltrating youth players and phasing out experienced members of the squad like former captain Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Gary Cahill.
Playing in UEFA Nations League now, England lost their opener against Spain and are scheduled to play Croatia and Spain on 12th October and 15th October respectively.
Published: Thu Oct 04, 2018 07:29 PM IST