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Gareth Southgate set to remain in charge of England until Euro 2024

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to continue in the role until the 2024 European Championships, according to The Telegraph.

Southgate was considering his England future following their exit to France in the World Cup quarter-final, but he is now encouraged to stay as the public mood seems to have turned in his favour.

The 52-year-old’s time in charge has come with its highs and lows and his decision to stay for the immediate future will undoubtedly divide opinion amongst the England faithful as they long to see their team pick up silverware for the first time since football ‘came home’ in 1966.

Southgate, who was appointed in 2016, has recorded the most victories at major tournaments of any England manager in history, so the decision to keep him for one more makes some sense.

However, some people would argue that he has only beaten the teams he was expected to, while regularly falling short at the hands of any significant opposition.

Whichever way you look at it, Southgate has earned the right to see out his England contract and the majority of the players seem to share that thought, with Declan Rice recently urging his international head coach to carry on.

“There’s a lot of talk around that (whether he quits), but I think he’s been brilliant for us and there’s a lot of criticism that’s not deserved, “Rice said via Evening Standard.

“I really hope he stays because the core group that we’ve got and what he’s made for us, it’s so special to be a part of.”

Southgate and England are next in action on March 23 when the Three Lions open their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a repeat of the 2021 final against defending champions Italy.

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