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 was a highly successful England manager 
  • FA fans are big on the 51-yearold, and they want him to remain beyond World Cup. 
  • Reports claim he will be offered double his current salary, a huge £6m a year 
  • The bosses worry that the employee will go to the Premier League to start a 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. 

FA is a huge fan of the 51 year-old. They want to retain him as the head of men’s senior teams beyond Qatar 2022.

According to The Sun, the FA are worried that he’ll leave to join a Premier League position after next year’s World Cup. They will even offer to double his current salary for an extension.

Gareth Southgate is reportedly set to be offered a huge £6million a year to extend his contract

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

England boss David Cameron led the country to Euro 2020’s final this summer. Italy lost.

After the International Break, when the Three Lions take on San Marino and Albania for World Cup qualification qualifiers, full talks will likely begin. 

Southgate enjoyed five very successful years as England’s manager, leading them to the semi finals of 2018 World Cup. Then they reached the final of the newly rescheduled Euro 2020.

Although Italy was defeated on penalties in Wembley’s showdown, there were positive signs. FA officials are eager to make him stay down for longer to ensure he wins a trophy in years to come.

Mark Bullingdon of the FA was enthusiastic about Southgate’s performance during the Euros. He also admitted that he wanted to see him continue beyond the World Cup. But, those discussions would end once the tournament qualifies.

England have made huge progress under Southgate (left) at the last two major tournaments

Southgate’s leadership has seen England make huge strides in the two previous major tournaments.

FA chief Mark Bullingham (right) has openly admitted he wants to keep Southgate in charge

Mark Bullingham, chief FA officer (right), has admitted that he would like to see Southgate remain in charge

In the meantime, Captain Harry Kane also said that he would like him to remain. It will be up to him, the FA, and his individual decision. We’ll see how it goes.

“He is a great player and his track 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

Right, Captain Harry Kane has also praised the current England manager

Southgate has managed in the Premier League once before, with Middlesbrough 12 years ago

Southgate was previously the manager of Middlesbrough in the Premier League 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, on the other hand, is said to be keen to join the Premier League sometime in the next few years. This is because his popularity is high due his performance with England.

The last time he managed to make it to the top flight in Middlesbrough was 12 years ago. It happened immediately after his playing days ended. They were initially placed 12th before being demoted in 2008-2009.