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Gareth Southgate is the new England manager

Gareth Southgate is the new England manager

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The Football Association have ended weeks of waiting by confirming Gareth Southgate as the new England manager, with the 46 year-old signing a four-year deal.

Southgate became interim manager in September, stepping up from his role as under-21 boss, winning two and drawing two of his four games in charge and was the only candidate interviewed for the job.

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

"I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there's huge potential. 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. For me, the hard work starts now."

FA chief executive Martin Glenn added: "We are delighted to confirm Gareth as England manager. He's obviously somebody we know well but it's his understanding of international football and the development set-up at St. George's Park that is important. He performed extremely well during the four games he was in temporary charge and he impressed us during a tough interview process. 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."

Glenn, FA chairman Greg Dyke and technical director Dan Ashworth, who were joined by former Sheffield Wednesday boss Howard Wilkinson and ex-England international Graeme Le Saux in questioning Southgate over three hours last Monday, agreed unanimously they had the right man and presented their findings to the remainder of the 12-strong board in a scheduled session at the national football centre.

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