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Report: 'Brilliant' 50-year-old manager on Spurs radar is 'promised' new contract by his employers, current deal ends next year

Tottenham-linked Gareth Southgate is set to sign a new contract with England until 2024, according to The Mirror.

The Watford-born man was linked with the Spurs job back in April. According to Eurosport, Southgate was supposedly going to be targeted if the club failed to secure Julian Nagelsmann.

As we all know, the German moved to Bayern Munich, meanwhile, the 50-year-old has led the Three Lions to the last-16 of Euro 2020.

The figure’s only stint at club-level was with Middlesbrough from between 2006 and 2009. Since then, he’s enjoyed different roles with the national team, from academy manager to the senior team.

It’s being claimed that the FA have ‘promised’ Southgate a new contract no matter what happens at this Euros or the next World Cup.

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Mark Bullingham called him ‘brilliant’.

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TBR View: New contract for Southgate is great news for Tottenham

A new contract for Southgate with England is great news for anyone associated with Tottenham.

The figure has never been good enough to take over at north London after underwhelming with the Three Lions.

Despite reaching the semi-finals, there were question marks over the nation’s performances at the 2018 World Cup. Nine of the 12 goals scored came from set pieces, an incredible reliance on dead-ball situations.

The situation hasn’t improved much this summer with England scoring just twice in their three games so far.

There seems to be a lack of free-flowing attacking football, a key part of what Levy is looking for in a preferred candidate.

Meanwhile, the manager’s team selections have left a lot to de desired. The likes of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho have rarely featured with the latter playing just six minutes so far.

This comes despite the Borussia Dortmund man combining for more goals and assists than any other England winger last season.

It was stunning Southgate was even linked with the Lilywhites job in the first place. However, news of a new contract with the national side will be music to the ears of Spurs and their fans.

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