Gareth Southgate 'a great ambassador for English football'

Martin Glenn, CEO of the FA speaks during a press conference with Roy Hodgson (Not Pictured) on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France
© Getty Images
FA chief executive Martin Glenn hails Gareth Southgate as a "great ambassador" for England.

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has expressed his delight at securing the services of Gareth Southgate as England coach on a permanent basis.

The 46-year-old has signed a four-year contract after impressing during a stint as interim manager, and Glenn has hailed the former Middlesbrough boss as "a great ambassador" for the governing body.

"We are delighted to confirm Gareth as England manager. He's obviously somebody we know well but it's his understanding of international football and the development set-up at St George's Park that is important," he told reporters.

"He performed extremely well during the four games he was in temporary charge and he impressed us during a tough interview process.

"Gareth is a great ambassador for what the FA stands for, he's a very good football tactician and a leader but beneath that he's a winner and that's an important part of the job."

Southgate's first game in full charge of England is away to Germany in a friendly match on March 22, before the Three Lions host Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

Interim manager Gareth Southgate watches on during England training on October 4, 2016
Read Next:
England appoint Southgate on four-year contract
>



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea26203355193663
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs26158350183253
3Manchester CityMan City25164551292252
4Arsenal25155554282650
5Liverpool25147454302449
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd25139338211748
7Everton26128642271544
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2611783632440
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113544-933
10Stoke CityStoke2688103040-1032
11Burnley2694132837-931
12Watford2687113043-1331
13Southampton2586112831-330
14Bournemouth2675143651-1526
15Swansea CitySwansea2673163257-2524
16Middlesbrough26410121928-922
17Crystal Palace2664163346-1322
18Leicester CityLeicester2556142443-1921
19Hull City2656152350-2721
20Sunderland2654172448-2419