Southgate proud to take England U21 job

Gareth Southgate is being named new coach of England U21.

Gareth Southgate is being named new coach of England U21.

Former Middlesbrough boss Southgate, who has signed a three-year contract with the FA, emerged from a shortlist of nine English candidates for the post.

According to the job specifications, the role requires "a successful and consistent track record of high performance in a professional environment".

"I’m extremely excited about working with the best and brightest young players in the country," he said.

"I’m a proud Englishman and playing for my country was the pinnacle of my playing career. Since retiring as a player I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience of the game both here and abroad, and I’m eager to play my part in preparing players to compete at the highest level."

 
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