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English FA to hand England coach Southgate improved contract

The English FA are expected to hand England coach Gareth Southgate an improved contract.

The Daily Mail says Southgate an extended contract that will take the England manager and national hero through to the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

But there is no rush on either side for a deal to be agreed, with Southgate already signed up until Euro 2020, when England have a great opportunity to go one round better than in Russia, with potentially four or five of their games at Wembley.

Having tried and failed to sign Southgate on the cheap when they started negotiations two years ago, the FA know he and his advisers will be no pushovers when they get around to the new salary discussions.

Southgate, who earned a £350,000 bonus for taking England to the semi-finals in Russia, has a strong case for doubling his wages to £5million a year.

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