Gareth Southgate expected to be ratified as England boss in the coming days

The former International was appointed the interim boss following Sam Allardyce's exit

BY Sinéad Farrell 16:23 Tuesday 29 November 2016, 16:23 29 Nov 2016

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Gareth Southgate is expected to be formally appointed England manager at a meeting of the FA board tomorrow.

The former Middlesbrough player has guided the national side to four unbeaten performances as the interim boss and was reportedly interviewed for a full-time position last week.

It's understood that Southgate will only consider the role if he is offered a contract running until the end of Euro 2020.

Southgate was installed as the interim manager following the dramatic exit of Sam Allardyce and since then, England have recorded two wins and two draws, including home victories against Malta and Scotland.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn was on the five-man panel that interviewed Southgate. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said that Southgate was in a 'strong position' to secure the role.

Southgate appears to be already laying the foundations for his future with the English team. Reports say he is trying to recruit Steve Holland, who is currently working with the U21s team as Southgate's assistant. He's also combining this duty with his role as first-team coach in Chelsea, but Southgate wants him to commit solely to the English seniors. 



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