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English FA confirms decision over Gareth Southgate future

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Southgate will continue his job as the Three Lions boss until the next European Championship.

The Football Association has confirmed Gareth Southgate will stay as England’s manager.

Southgate came under fire after England’s elimination from the World Cup quarter-finals earlier this month.

The Three Lions hope to finally end their decades-long wait to claim a second World Cup trophy in Qatar. But a narrow defeat against France prevented Southgate’s men from reaching the semi-finals.

The former Middlesbrough manager avoided an early decision after the World Cup setback. However, he has decided to stay until at least the end of his current contract.

“We are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate is continuing as England manager and will lead our Euro 2024 campaign,” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said.

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“Gareth and Steve Holland [assistant manager] have always had our full support, and our planning for the Euros starts now.”

England have won 49 of their 81 matches under Southgate, losing 14. But, the English boss is yet to deliver silverware despite having a star-studded squad at his disposal.

The 52-year-old is under contract at the national team until 2024. The Three Lions’ displays in the next edition of the European Championship will determine whether the FA will keep Southgate for another World cup campaign.