Gareth Southgate is getting closer to a new contract with England and does NOT expect complications with a two-and-a-half-year extension after securing a spot at the Qatar World Cup.
- Gareth Southgate is close to a new deal with England after securing a place in the World Cup
- The Tres Leones coach oversaw an emphatic 10-0 win in San Marino
- A two and a half year extension is scheduled to be laid on the table for Southgate
- Sources claim that the announcement can be made before the FA board meets next month.
Gareth Southgate is close to signing a new contract after England secured World Cup qualification on Monday night.
The head coach gave the biggest public indication yet that his new two-and-a-half-year extension will be agreed imminently after admitting that he expects no complications to complete the deal.
Sources claim that an announcement could be made before the FA board meeting early next month.
Gareth Southgate is close to signing a new deal after England secured World Cup qualification
Southgate, whose current £ 3 million a year deal expires after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is believed to have told top FA figures of his intention to sign – a huge boost for the governing body given its goal. key to securing your future.
Financial details are said to have been agreed, with a base salary of £ 5 million excluding bonuses.
Southgate said Tuesday night: “Now is an appropriate time to be able to sit down with (FA technical director) John McDermott and (CEO) Mark Bullingham and go over it all, but I don’t expect it to be complicated.”
Southgate can then turn its attention to Qatar. He will not participate in the FA’s fact-finding mission next month, but is expected to attend the draw in April, where he will “double-check” some of the decisions regarding the England base.
Southgate, whose current £ 3 million a year deal expires after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is believed to have told top FA figures of his intention to sign.
He must also address the problem of a difficult schedule heading into Qatar and has admitted that England are unlikely to play a warm-up friendly just before the tournament, which begins eight days after the Premier League’s suspension on November 13.
The FA hopes to secure matches in March against two European heavyweights before next summer’s Nations League to help with preparations.
The team Southgate selects for those matches will provide a strong indication of who will go to the World Cup. But a surprise inclusion could be Crystal Palace’s left-back Tyrick Mitchell as Sportsmail may reveal that Southgate is keeping a close eye on the 22-year-old.
He added: “It’s going to be interesting to see some of the younger players that are emerging and how fast their progress is towards what’s going to happen in the next 12 months.”