Gareth Southgate to be paid less than predecessors as England manager

Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the next permanent manager of the England national team on a four-year deal.

After strengthening his bargaining position with two wins and a draw as interim boss, he has agreed to a £1.8m a year deal, significantly with no break clause in his contract.

It was rumoured that a clause would be included which would allow Southgate’s position to be reviewed after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which will be Southgate’s first major international tournament as England manager.

Southgate’s yearly wages are considerably less than his predecessors, Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson, receiving £1m less than the pair.

Roy Hodgson was the highest paid coach at the 2016 European Championships, whilst Fabio Capello also pocketed £4m a year as England boss.

In his first press conference as permanent England manager, Southgate revealed that Wayne Rooney will remain as the first-team captain, but will have less of a playing role as he seeks to develop future leaders in the setup.

Southgate has also stated that the 2020 European Championships represents a chance for personal closure, where the semi-final and final will be hosted at Wembley Stadium.

The ex-England international, who won 57 senior caps for his country, famous missed a penalty in the 1996 Euros semi-final penalty shootout at the old Wembley Stadium, which eliminated the hosts against Germany who went on to win the championship.

Ash Smith

MA Broadcast Journalism student. Wannabe golfer and football fanatic.