England's Southgate signs new contract through 2022 World Cup





London (dpa) – England manager Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract which runs through the 2022 World Cup.



 
Southgate, whose current deal was the expire after the 2020 European Championship, led England to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years this summer.
“It's an honour to lead your country, so to be able to do that for another four years is hugely exciting,” the 48-year-old told a news conference on Thursday. 
“We're only successful because we've got an outstanding support team and some very exciting players who over the next four years are going to improve and I hope continue to excite the English public."
Southgate took over as interim manager after Sam Allardyce's departure in September 2016 before being named permanent boss on a four-year deal two months later.
Under his guidance, England had their best World Cup performance since 1990 in reaching the semi-finals, where they lost to Croatia.
England's next match will be away to Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on October 12.
Southgate's assistant manager Steve Holland also signed a new contract until 2022. 

 



Wednesday, October 3rd 2018
(dpa)
           


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