Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to lead the England side until the end of 2024.

Southgate’s previous deal was due to expire after next year’s Qatar World Cup.

But the FA have shown faith in the man who achieved a European Championship runner-up place this summer by offering him a new deal past the 2024 Euros.

The former England player’s assistant Steve Holland will also stay on as a part of Southgate’s backroom staff.

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Southgate’s team at 2018 World Cup. Credit: Антон Зайцев. Wikimedia Commons

The contract extension signifies the progress England have made in recent years finishing fourth (World Cup), third (Nations League), and second (Euros) in their last three major tournaments.

In a statement released by the FA, Southgate said: “I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles.

“It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team.”

He also added: “We have a great opportunity in front of us and I know they (the Board) and the fans are all excited about what this squad could achieve in future.”

(Image Credits: Southgate – Creative Commons by Кирилл Венедиктов – England team – Антон Зайцев. Wikimedia Commons)