Gareth Southgate is expected to be approved as the new England manager by Football Association chiefs on Wednesday, according to British media reports.
Southgate has been in interim charge since replacing Sam Allardyce in September after he was forced out just 67 days into his reign following a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption in football.
The 46-year-old Southgate has made it clear he wants the job and, given the lack of other quality candidates, is believed to have done enough during his four games in charge to convince the FA to hand him the post on a permanent basis. Southgate’s position should be ratified during an FA board meeting on Wednesday, although an official announcement is unlikely to be immediate. Read more