Gareth Southgate ‘is set to be offered huge £6m-a-year – DOUBLE his current salary – to continue as England boss’, with FA worried he will quit to take a Premier League job after World Cup
- Gareth Southgate has enjoyed a hugely successful spell as England manager
- The FA are huge fans of the 51-year-old and want him to stay beyond World Cup
- Reports claim he will be offered double his current salary, a huge £6m a year
- Bosses are said to be worried that he will leave to take a Premier League job
Gareth Southgate has reportedly been offered an eye-watering £6million a year – DOUBLE his current salary – to sign a contract extension and continue as the England manager.
The FA are huge fans of the 51-year-old and are desperate to keep him in charge of the men’s senior team beyond Qatar 2022, and are now set to make him a big-money offer.
The Sun report that the FA are so worried he will leave to take a Premier League job after next year’s World Cup that they will offer him double his current salary to extend his deal.
Gareth Southgate is reportedly set to be offered a huge £6million a year to extend his contract
The England boss led his country to the final of Euro 2020 in the summer, before losing to Italy
Full talks are expected to begin after the current international break, in which the Three Lions face Albania and San Marino in World Cup qualifiers.
Southgate has enjoyed a hugely successful five years in charge of England, taking them to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and then the final of the rescheduled Euro 2020 in the summer.
Despite defeat to Italy on penalties in the Wembley showdown, there have been bright signs and the FA are keen to tie him down to longer in a bid to secure a trophy in the coming years.
Speaking during the Euros in the summer, FA chief Mark Bullingdon was effusive in his praise of Southgate, admitting he wanted him to stay beyond the World Cup – but that talks would only begin once qualification for the tournament was secure.
England have made huge progress under Southgate (left) at the last two major tournaments
FA chief Mark Bullingham (right) has openly admitted he wants to keep Southgate in charge
Captain Harry Kane, meanwhile, also admitted: ‘I would love him to stay. But it will come down to him and the FA and his personal decision. We will see how that goes.
‘He has been great and his record speaks for itself. Semi-finals in the World Cup, final in the Euros — we are heading in the right direction.’
It is understood Southgate began his England managerial career on a wage of around £1.8m a year, which was increased to £3m following World Cup success in 2018.
In 2020, he took a one-off £1m pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is now set to be handed a huge reward with a £6m-a-year offer on the table.
Captain Harry Kane (right) has also been full of praise for the current England manager
Southgate has managed in the Premier League once before, with Middlesbrough 12 years ago
That would make him the joint-highest earning England manager ever, with Fabio Capello also earning £6m a year when he was in charge of the team.
Southgate, meanwhile, is reportedly keen on taking a job in the Premier League at some point in the coming years, and his stock is currently very high following his success with the England team.
He last managed in the top flight with Middlesbrough 12 years ago, immediately after his playing career came to an end, initially taking them to a 12th-placed finish before they were relegated in 2008-2009.
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