Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England manager

Southgate initially took control as interim boss in September following Sam Allardyce’s shock departure.

The former England Under-21 boss was promoted to the top job at the end of September after predecessor Sam Allardyce was removed from the position after being caught up in a newspaper sting relating to alleged corruption in football

Southgate then went undefeated over four games in the Three Lions’ dugout, earning two wins and two draws, including a 3-0 win over Scotland and 2-2 draw against Spain.

The news means the 46-year-old will oversee England’s World Cup 2018 and Euro 2020 campaigns, with the former Middleborough boss revealing his satisfaction at being appointed and outlining his plans for the future.

Gareth Southgate says his side have the potential to give him closure by winning the European Championship in 2020.