Southgate intends to start negotiations to extend his contract

England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that he will speak to the Football Association about extending his contract in the next few weeks as his current focus is on reaching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Southgate led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, before finishing third in the inaugural UEFA Nations League the following year. England lost the Euro 2020 final. The 51-year-old has a contract until after the next World Cup, but FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said in June he was looking to extend the contract. England, who host Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers, top Group I with 19 points from seven matches. “I said last month that I had asked for contract negotiations to be delayed until the fall, because I wanted to focus on these matches and to have time to make the right decision,” Southgate told reporters. He added: “After the European Championship, there were a lot of feelings and emotions and we felt tired from participating in such a tournament. I want to ensure that I will make the right decision. He continued: “Negotiations are open and Mark is a supportive person for me, but I felt that the task of leading the country to the World Cup was a priority.” Everything can be thought of over the next few weeks

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