Gareth Southgate is reportedly going to be offered the England manager’s job on a permanent basis, according to the Telegraph.
The 46-year-old, who earned 57 international caps for the Three Lions during his playing career, will be offered a £1.5m deal until 2020 after tonight’s friendly against Spain at Wembley Stadium, which will include a break clause after the 2018 World Cup.
England’s clash against The Red Fury on Tuesday will conclude Southgate’s four-game reign as interim boss, where he has overseen the Three Lions pick up seven points from a possible nine on offer in the their World Cup qualifying group.
Having fended off Malta 2-0 at Wembley, followed by a goalless encounter in Slovenia, before defeating rivals Scotland 3-0 last Friday, Southgate has seemingly impressed The FA to warrant an opportunity to shine on a permanent basis.
It is understood that his salary will be around £1m less than either of his predecessors, Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce.
Although it is still a substantial increase on the wages he was earning as England Under-21 manager, thought to be around £500,000-a-year.