FA announce Gareth Southgate STAYS as England manager for two more years to cover Euro 2024 in Germany | The Sun

GARETH SOUTHGATE will stay on as England manager until 2024, the FA has confirmed.

The Three Lions boss had been considering his future following England's quarter-final World Cup knockout at the hands of France.

But the English Football Association have this morning confirmed reports that Southgate intends to stay on until the next major tournament.

A statement from FA CEO Mark Bullingham said: "We are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate is continuing as England manager, and will lead our Euro 2024 campaign.

"Gareth and Steve Holland have always had our full support, and our planning for the Euros starts now."

Southgate has been in charge of England since 2016 and has already led England to three major tournaments, including two World Cups.

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In 2018 England went all the way to the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia before losing to Croatia.

In the delayed 2020 Euros, England went one better as they reached a Wembley final against Italy.

But penalties proved to be England's undoing again as they failed to claim their first major trophy since 1996.

The Three Lions also impressed at this year's Qatar World Cup but could not get past World Cup holders France at the quarter-final stage.

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Southgate had been mulling over his future after the defeat with fans split over whether the ex-Middlesbrough boss should soldier on.

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel had appeared interested in the post while Mauricio Pochettino had also been linked to the role.

But reports emerged last night that Southgate wanted to lead the side to the Euros in Germany, with qualification for the tournament beginning next year.

The FA have been vocal in their support of the 52-year-old, while many England players are also understood to have backed him.

While Southgate is judged by many to have been fairly successful in the role, England have also suffered bad moments.

Rock-bottom came in the summer when England were booed off the pitch after a dreadful Nations League performance against Hungary at Molineux.

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