FA confirm Southgate to remain England manager for Euro 2024 despite World Cup quarter-final exit

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  • Took charge in 2016
  • Had been talk about an exit
  • Now set to remain for Euro 2024

WHAT'S HAPPENING? The 52-year-old led England to a quarter-final where they were narrowly defeated by France, and subsequently had been weighing up whether or not to stay in the job. However, he has now decided to remain in charge, as confirmed by the FA on Sunday morning.

WHAT THEY SAID: In a statement, the FA revealed: "We are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate is continuing as England manager, and will lead our Euro 2024 campaign."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Prior reports suggested that Southgate had planned to leave after the World Cup, believing there was too much negativity surrounding his job following a terrible UEFA Nations League campaign. Since then, he has taken time to reconsider his stance having spent time back at home in North Yorkshire.

AND WHAT'S MORE: The FA were said to be 'desperate' for him to remain and are clearly delighted Southgate and assistant Steve Holland are now set to take England to the European Championships in Germany in 2024.


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WHAT NEXT FOR SOUTHGATE? If the 52-year-old will begin the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign away to Italy on March 23 before playing at home to Ukraine three days later.