Date: 17th November 2016 at 10:17am
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Gareth Southgate will reportedly be appointed as England’s next permanent manager on a four-year contract, according to The Guardian.

The 46-year-old, who has also managed Middlesbrough and the England Under-21 side, is set to become Three Lions boss before the end of this month following his four-game interim spell.

8th November 2016 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (Group F) - England Training - England interim manager Gareth Southgate - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Englishman Southgate, who earned 57 international caps for his country during his playing career, oversaw an unbeaten temporary stint in charge of the national side, defeating Malta and rivals Scotland, as well as drawing against Slovenia and Spain.

So, with England top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group, having picked up 10 points from a possible 12 on offer, The Football Association have been impressed with Southgate’s credentials and are ready to hand him a permanent four-year contract.

The report suggests that the former Boro boss will be offered an annual salary of £1.5m, a figure significantly lower than the likes of his predecessors, as Roy Hodgson was on £3.5m-a-year, whilst Sam Allardyce was expected to take home £3m-a-year.

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