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Southgate speaks after signing new long-term England deal

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The Three Lions boss has committed to a new long-term deal ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

England manager Gareth Southgate feels privileged to continue in his current role after signing a two-year contract extension until December 2024.

The 51-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the 2022 World Cup. After taking time to consider his future upon England’s Euro 2020 final defeat, he has now committed to fresh terms.

The England national team confirmed on Monday that Southgate and his assistant, Steve Holland, have signed deals until the end of 2024.

“I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to extend our stay in our respective roles. It remains an incredible privilege to lead this team,” read a statement from Southgate.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board for their support, and of course the players and support team for their hard work.

“We have a great opportunity in front of us and I know they and the fans are all excited about what this squad could achieve in the future.”

England hope Southgate can build on recent progress, having led the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the 2018/19 Nations League, as well as the final of Euro 2020.

The former Middlesbrough boss has recorded 44 wins, 9 draws, and 11 defeats in 64 games since taking charge at Wembley in November 2016.