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Gareth Southgate to stay on as England manager

Gareth Southgate will remain as England manager until after the 2024 Euros, the Football Association has confirmed.

After his side’s quarter-final exit at the World Cup he said he was “conflicted” about his future in the role.

The 52-year-old, who was appointed in 2016, led the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018 and a first Euros final in 2021.

His current contract is due to expire in December of 2024.

Southgate officially became England boss in November 2016 after a two-month spell as caretaker manager following Sam Allardyce’s departure.

The former defender, who made 57 appearances for England, became the fourth permanent manager of the national team in as many years.

The gaffer previously managed England Under-21s from 2013 to 2016 and was also in charge at Middlesbrough from 2006 to 2009.

Southgate ranks fourth for most games as the England men’s manager, with Walter Winterbottom taking charge of 139 games, Sir Alf Ramsey 113 and Sir Bobby Robson 95.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas