England manager Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to take him to 2022

Thursday 04 Oct 2018
Gareth Southgate with CEO Martin Glenn after signing his new contract at St. George's Park on Thursday

Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract that will see him stay as England manager through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

This follows the Three Lions matching their best-ever performance at a World Cup on foreign soil, with a fourth-place finish in Russia this summer.

Steve Holland has also agreed a new deal with The FA and will continue in his role as England assistant manager through to 2022.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments,” said Southgate, after signing his new deal.

“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 the 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 I’m pleased to be continuing to work alongside through to 2022.

“I would also like to thank Martin, Dan Ashworth and The FA Board for their support since my original appointment.”

Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland will be with the Three Lions until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Martin Glenn, FA chief executive, added: "Securing Gareth on a longer-term contract was always a priority for us. He has performed remarkably well and has given everyone the belief that England can compete on a world stage again.

“He is also a tremendous ambassador for the organisation, our development teams and the wider work of The FA, although his focus is rightly solely on helping the elite team.

“We wish him all the best for the rest of the UEFA Nations League and UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying next year, which of course brings with it the exciting prospect of final-round matches at Wembley.”

Since September, England’s focus has been on UEFA Nations League action against Croatia and Spain, with away matches against the 2018 World Cup runners-up and 2010 World Cup winners coming up on 12 and 15 October respectively.

The Three Lions’ next home game is against USA at Wembley on Thursday 15 November. Tickets are available now.

By FA Staff