England boss Gareth Southgate is set for talks with the FA over a new deal
Gareth Southgate is set for talks with the FA over a new deal after leading England to the World Cup semi-finals.
Southgate and the FA agreed a contract worth about £2.5 million a year, plus bonuses, to succeed Sam Allardyce in 2016. His current contract runs until summer 2020 but has a built-in break option after the World Cup.
A source close to the FA said: ‘Gareth is due a new contract and both sides want to get a deal agreed quickly.’
The option would have allowed the FA to replace Southgate on the cheap if he had failed to deliver on their expectations. But, after leading England to the nation’s best World Cup since 1990, Southgate is in a strong position and the FA are keen to tie him to a new deal.
It could be worth up to £5m a year, including bonuses, to Southgate and ensure he will lead the country through the 2020 European Championship and the Qatar World Cup in 2022. The FA are also set to thrash out a settlement to release them from a £6m image rights contract.