Date: 29th November 2016 at 11:12am
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Gareth Southgate is set to be appointed England manager on Wednesday, according to Sky Sports.

The 46-year-old, who won 57 international caps for the Three Lions during his playing career as a defender, is expected to be officially named national team coach when The Football Association board meet at St George’s Park tomorrow.

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.

Southgate, who has also managed Premier League side Middlesbrough, was interviewed by The FA by a five-man panel last week following his interim spell in charge of England.

The report adds that the former Boro player and boss would only consider accepting a contract from The FA that runs until the end of Euro 2020.

Earlier reports, including the guardian‘s, suggested The FA were ready to hand Southgate a permanent four-year deal after leading England to the top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group, having picked up 10 points from a possible 12 on offer.

Furthermore, he would 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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