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England coach Gareth Southgate in no rush to extend contract

England coach Gareth Southgate insists he's in no rush to discuss new terms.

Southgate has refused to declare his intention to lead England at the 2022 World Cup - but did reveal he has spoken with the FA about extending his contract.

"At the moment we've had initial discussions," the 48-year-old said. "That's been it. For me, I'm going to focus on the job in hand. My focus is on tomorrow night but then building this team to be as competitive as we can be."

When asked if he would want to take England to another World Cup, after they progressed to the semi-finals in Russia, Southgate responded: "The summer was an incredible experience for everybody. Those are the games you want to be involved in. Beyond that, I don't want to get into details because it will distract ahead of the game."

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