Southgate confirmed as England boss

England boss Gareth Southgate has paid his tribute to former team mate Ugo Ehiogu. Picture: PA

England boss Gareth Southgate has paid his tribute to former team mate Ugo Ehiogu. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Gareth Southgate is England's new manager after his long-expected appointment was confirmed by the Football Association.

The 46-year-old signed a four-year deal on Wednesday after his nomination as Sam Allardyce's successor was nodded through during an FA board meeting at St George's Park.

Southgate became interim manager in September, stepping up from his role as under-21 boss, winning two and drawing two of his four games in charge and was the only candidate interviewed for the job.

Southgate 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.'


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Martin Glenn added: '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.

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'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.'

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