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BREAKING: Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager On 4-Year Contract

The Football Association (FA) has officially announced Gareth Southgate as the new full-time England manager, after a board meeting on Wednesday.

Southgate and England chief exec Martin Glenn have shaken hands on a four-year deal
Southgate and England chief exec Martin Glenn have shaken hands on a four-year deal [Press Association]

The 46-year-old, who has been in charge of the national team for four games on a temporary basis, signed a four-year contract which will take in both the 2018 World Cup and the 2020 European Championship.

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Southgate oversaw two wins and two draws as interim boss and has signed a contract reportedly worth up to £2m a year.

He said: “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I’m also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential.

“I’m determined to give everything I have to give the country a team that they’re proud of and one that they’re going to enjoy watching play and develop. For me, the hard work starts now.”

Also speaking, the Three Lions chief exec Martin Glenn said:

“We are delighted to confirm Gareth as England manager. He’s obviously somebody we know well but it’s his understanding of international football and the development set-up at St. George’s Park that is important.

“He performed extremely well during the four games he was in temporary charge and he impressed us during a tough interview process.

“Gareth is a great ambassador for what The FA stands for, he’s a very good football tactician and a leader but beneath that he’s a winner and that’s an important part of the job.”

The FA plans to unveil the ex-Middlesbrough gaffer at a press conference on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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