Gareth Southgate appointed England manager by FA

Ex-Middlesbrough boss gets long term deal, reportedly worth up to £2m per year

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Gareth Southgate has been appointed England boss on a full-time basis, with the Football Association (FA) giving him a four-year contract.

England have won two and drawn two of their four fixtures with Southgate as interim boss, including a rousing 3-0 win over Scotland, and he appears to have done enough to convince the FA that he should be given the job permanently.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there is huge potential," said Southgate.

"I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I am also conscious getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully.

"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."

Southgate's knowledge of international football, the under-21 team and the development set-up at St George's Park training base has proved important, according to FA chief executive Martin Glenn.

"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," he said.

The Telegraph has reported that his Southgate's contract is worth up to £2m per year