Gareth Southgate will continue as the manager of England until after Euro Championship 2024 as confirmed by the Football Association. He mentioned that he had been conflicted about his future in the role after his exit from the quarter-final at the World Cup. Southgate had been appointed in 2016 and led the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 and the first Euros final in 2021.
His present contract is going to expire in December 2024. Mark Bullingham, the FA chief executive said that they are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate continues as England’s manager and leads their Euro 2024 campaign. He also said that Steve Holland and Gareth have had their full support and their planning for the Euros starting then.
Officially, Southgate became the boss of England in November 2016 after 2 months as the caretaker manager after the departure of Sam Allardyce. The former defense who had appeared for England 57 times became the 4th permanent manager of England until now. In 6 years since, he has brought significant stability to England, developing a robustly bonded unit of players off the pitch and a team as contenders for the primary trophies on it.
Southgate has won 49 out of 81 games in charge until now, losing 14. However, his record to win 6 knockout games in major tournaments as Three Lions boss is as many as England has won in the 48 years before he had taken charge. However, irrespective of the growing expectation put on the team, Southgate is still to deliver the silverware that they have always longed for. England topped their group and beat Senegal quite comfortably in the last 16. But their journey had come to an end after being defeated by France.