England manager Gareth Southgate has done really well since taking charge back in 2016 which is why the FA have decided to extend his contract until 2024.
As per a report by Sky Sports, the England boss will remain in charge of the side until Euro 2024 when originally his contract is about to end in December of this year, right after the World Cup.
Southgate had signed his first contract with the Three Lions in 2016 and then in 2018, he had put pen on paper to an improved deal. Under his management, England have done really well reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and then the final of the European Championship.
🚨 Gareth Southgate is set to sign a new two-year contract extension with England that will see him earn around £5m-a-year plus bonuses and will take him to EURO 2024.
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Is it too early to give Gareth Southgate a new England contract?
He’s expected to agree to the new two-year deal very soon and many people believe this is the right way to go since under his guidance England have done remarkably well.
Yes, England have performed much better as compared to the previous decades but the reality is that they are yet to bag a major trophy.
All the good work done by Gareth Southgate will have no relevance if England cannot break the jinx and bring a trophy home.
National sides like Belgium have remained in a similar mould over the past 10 years where they have managed to have an exceptional squad but in the end, they have nothing to show for it.
The England side under Gareth Southgate has been outclassed at crucial junctures which is why we have a feeling that the 51-year-old might not have what it takes to outfox a Mancini or a Roberto Martinez. Sure, he can grind through the group stages and prevent any major updates but we doubt if they can pull off what Italy did in the Euro final when they went 1-0 down in only the 2nd minute.
Obviously, the 2022 World Cup could prove the haters wrong which is why we think the FA should have waited a few more months before handing him that two-year extension.
As per the report while Southgate wants to return to club management but as of now he’s more than willing to take the England side forward.