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Gareth Southgate signs new contract to English team until 2024

17:33, 22 November 2021
Gareth Southgate signs new contract to English team until 2024 Photo: Global Look Press

Manager of the English national football team Gareth Southgate has extended his ties with the team by signing a new three-year contract which expires in December 2024.


Thus the manager will present at the next FIFA World Cup that is scheduled to happen in Qatar in 2022 and also direct his team at UEFA European Championship in 2024 respectively.

The contract will significantly increase his wages as the current deal allows him to earn 3 millions of sterlings a year and the new agreement will raise figures up to 5, including bonuses.

The assistant for Southgate, Steve Holland also inked a new contract.

Southgate said he and Holland are both proud to be a part of the team adding that the “great opportunities are in front of us.

Gareth Southgate, 51, got into the international England team by temporarily replacing Sam Allardyce who left the team in 2016. In two months Southgate resigned a contract becoming the full-time coach to this team.

The coach has done accomplishments with his mentees when Southgate managed to reach semi-finals at the World Cup in 2018 and when his team took silver after losing a game in a penalty shootout to the Italian team in the final match.

Following the result, the team was rudely accused of losing the game, especially the black players who failed to net an important goal during penalty shootout and after the match were offended in a racist way in social media by numerous angry fans. Racist slurs were condemned by the netizens and authorities. 

UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke upon the subject saying that such behaviour was unacceptable and vowed to order an investigation. As a result it started and some culprits were arrested.