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England manager Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to remain with the Three Lions through to the 2022 World Cup.

Concise News earlier reported that Southgate had verbally agreed the new deal and the 48-year-old has since finalised an extension, which is understood to include a significant pay rise.

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Southgate’s assistant, Steve Holland, has also agreed a new deal with the Football Association and will continue through to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

It comes after the pair led England to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia this summer, the team’s best finish at the tournament since 1990.

In a statement, Southgate said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments.

“The job remains an incredible privilege and a true honour. Experiencing at first-hand how the nation united behind the team this summer was something special and it will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.

“I must acknowledge the hard work and commitment of my staff and the players over the last two years. I have learned a great deal from them and their passion and professionalism in representing England has been an inspiration to my own work.

“In particular, Steve Holland, who I’m pleased to be continuing to work alongside through to 2022. I would also like to thank Martin [Glenn], Dan Ashworth and The FA Board for their support since my original appointment.”

The FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn added: “Securing Gareth on a longer-term contract was always a priority for us. He has performed remarkably well and has given everyone the belief that England can compete on a world stage again.

“He is also a tremendous ambassador for the organisation, our development teams and the wider work of The FA, although his focus is rightly solely on helping the elite team.

“We wish him all the best for the rest of the Uefa Nations League and Uefa Euro 2020 qualifying next year, which of course brings with it the exciting prospect of final-round matches at Wembley.”

England will face Croatia in the Nations League behind closed doors in Rijeka on October 12, when the World Cup finalists will complete a stadium ban handed down after having a swastika on their pitch in 2015.

Southgate’s side then travel on to Seville to take on Spain, who won 2-1 at Wembley in England’s first Nations League match last month.