LONDON: Gareth Southgate will stay on as England manager until after the Euro 2024 in Germany.

Southgate had said he would take “some time” to consider whether he had the “energy” to go again after the World Cup quarter-finals defeat by France.

Southgate, 52, was appointed in 2016. He has led England the World Cup semi-finals in 2018 and a first Euro final in 2021.

His current contract is due to expire in December 2024 and his continuation has been confirmed in a statement by the Football Association.

Chief executive Mark Bullimgham said: “We are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate is continuing as England manager and will lead our Euro 2024 campaign. |Gareth and Steve Holland [assistant manager] have always had our full support, and our planning for the Euros starts now.”