The three Lions of England has named Gareth Southgate as their new manager ahead of the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship after being appointed permanent manager of the national team by the FA on Wednesday.
In a statement released after a meeting of the Football Association board at St George’s Park, the FA said the former England defender had agreed a four-year contract.
“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,” the former Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough player said.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential.
“For me, the hard work starts now.”
His first match in permanent charge will be away to Germany in a friendly in March, followed by a World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania later that month.
He succeeds Sam Allardyce who departed 67 days into his reign after being caught up in a newspaper sting.