England manager Gareth Southgate will meet with the FA “in the next few weeks” to discuss whether he wants to sign a new contract.
Southgate’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the World Cup final in Qatar in December next year.
After leading England to the semifinals of the 201st FA World Cup and the Euro final this summer, the FA wants him to sign a new contract but they are aware he feels he has unfinished business as a club manager.
“I think I said last month that I told you to keep it [contract talks] Coming back to the fall because I just wanted to focus on these games and make time to make the right decisions, ”Southgate said.
“There’s a lot of emotion and feeling and fatigue going through this kind of tournament after the Euros. I want to make sure I’m making the right decision for the right reasons.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“Negotiations are very open and Mark Bellingham [FA chief executive] Really helpful but I really felt this work – bringing the country to the World Cup – was a priority.
“We can see everything in the next few weeks.”
Southgate signed a four-year deal when he was appointed England manager in November 2011.
After the 2018 World Cup, he signed a new advanced four-year contract.
Southgate was the head of Elite Development at FA from January 2011 to July 2012 and the England U21 manager from August 2013 to September 2016.
His only club management job was from 2006 to 2006. In Middlesbrough.
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