Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he is still studying the possibility of extending his contract as England coach after next year’s World Cup. The 51-year-old is delighted to sign a new contract with the FA after reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and then the Euro final in the summer. Southgate was pleased with the support of the FA and its CEO, Mark Bullingham, but now wants to suspend the decision and negotiate in a few weeks. “I was requested to leave in the fall,” he stated last month, “because I want to focus on these games and allow them time to make the proper decisions.”
“I am persistent. Running a tournament like this after the Euros is emotional and tiring. I’m sure I made the right decision for the right reasons. “We gladly put a halt to it for the time being.” The discussion is fairly open, and Mark is a strong supporter of mine. But in my opinion, filming to bring this country to the World Cup is a priority. We’ll see everything in the coming weeks. “He was three years old. In 2016, as manager in England under the age of 21.