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Gareth Southgate just became England manager no.16 with this CV…

Former Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Gareth Southgate has been officially named as England manager on a permanent basis.

The 46-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Football Association, giving him the chance to lead the national team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Euro 2020, which will be joint-hosted by England as the semi-finals and final will take place in London.

Southgate is the 16th permanent manger of the England football team.

Credentials

Southgate has already taken charge of England’s senior side four times as interim boss, leading the Three Lions to wins over Malta and Scotland, as well as draws with Slovenia and Spain.

Watford-born Southgate, who won 57 caps as a player, previously managed England’s U21 side, winning 27 of his 33 games in charge and losing just three.

Southgate’s only attempt at club management to date saw him lead Middlesbrough for just over three seasons.

He was relegated with Boro in 2009 and sacked in October that year, despite his side sitting fourth in the Championship.

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