Official: Southgate named England boss on four-year deal

The under-21s coach has been elevated to the senior side on a full-time basis after standing in for four games in the wake of Allardyce's downfall. England-Germany U21 live

Official: Southgate named England boss on four-year deal
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Gareth Southgate has been named as England's permanent manager on a four-year contract on Wednesday after impressing the Football Association during his four-match spell as interim coach.

The 46-year-old succeeds Sam Allardyce, who departed 67 days into the job after being caught up in a newspaper sting.

Southgate "extremely proud"

Southgate said: "I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I'm also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully."

Former England under-21 manager Southgate has overseen two wins and a draw in three 2018 World Cup qualifiers, leaving England top of the group, plus a friendly draw with Spain.

Southgate's contract will run through England's campaigns for the next World Cup and 2020 European Championship.

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