Gareth Southgate extends contract as England coach: “H...

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Gareth Southgate (51) has signed a new contract as head coach of the England football team. The new agreement will expire at the end of December 2024. The English federation announced this on Monday. “It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team. There is a huge opportunity ahead,” said Southgate.


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Southgate’s previous contract ran until the World Cup in Qatar at the end of next year. He has been England’s coach since November 2016. In July, Southgate led England to the European Championship final, in which Italy proved too strong after penalties. At the 2018 World Cup, the Three Lions lost in the semi-finals, the match for third place in Russia they lost to the Red Devils. Under Southgate, England also finished third in the 2018-19 Nations League. England have won 44 of their 68 games under Southgate, lost 14 times and drawn 10 times. Last week, England secured the group win in World Cup qualifying group I and a ticket for Qatar 2022.

Assistant Steve Holland also signed an extended contract until the end of 2024.

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