Southgate to be named England manager

Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate will be confirmed as permanent England manager on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old will sign a four-year contract it is reported will earn him between £1.5m and £2m per year.

Southgate, who had a four-game stint as interim manager following Sam Allardyce’s departure, was interviewed last week by a five-person panel.

The decision to appoint the former England Under-21 coach as permanent boss will be ratified at a Football Association board meeting.

England won two World Cup qualifiers – 2-0 against Malta and 3-0 against Scotland – and drew 0-0 in Slovenia during Southgate’s short spell in interim charge.

They also drew 2-2 with Spain in a friendly.

Wednesday’s FA board meeting is also likely to dedicate a large amount of time to discussing football’s historical sexual abuse scandal and safeguarding measures in the sport.

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