England manager Gareth Southgate has claimed that there haven’t been any discussions about extending his contract. There were reports of the 48-year old receiving a contract extension. Southgate named England’s squad for their matches against Spain and Switzerland in the upcoming weeks.
When asked about a potential contract extension, Southgate said, “No. There have been discussions around what we have done and I have to say the board have been great in terms of buying into us pushing the young players and that could have gone differently for us in the summer. For me it is not a priority. That is how I get the team going in the next couple of years, really. In terms of contract, I have got 20 months – we are into the second half of this four-year plan. I am loving the role, I have been away, and it has not been a priority.”
Gareth Southgate also said that he was unsure about wearing a waistcoat like he did in the World Cup. He said, “I’m not sure I’ll ever wear a waistcoat again. We only have one option with the current sponsorship agreement. But I’ll make a decision based on the weather.”
England first take on Spain in what will be their UEFA Nations League opener at Wembley on September 8 before playing Switzerland at Leicester on September 11.