FA plotting new deal and a pay-rise for World Cup 2018 hero Southgate

Gareth Southgate is in line for a pay-rise and a new four-year deal from the Football Association.

The England manager stepped into the hotseat from the Under-21s two years ago following Sam Allardyce’s swift exit, and led the nation all the way to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia this summer.

His current deal runs up until Euro 2020 but on Thursday the FA board will discuss a new offer, which should see Southgate in office until the end of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

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The former Middlesbrough boss will see an increase in salary, moving from the current £1.8million per year deal to around £2.5m a year.

Meanwhile, Dan Ashworth is leaving the FA after six years to become Brighton’s technical director.

The 47-year-old has held the same role with the national governing body since 2012 and is considered by many to have played a key role in England’s upturn in results, particularly at age group level and in women’s football.

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