The Football Association have announced that Gareth Southgate has been appointed as the new head coach of the England Under-21 national team.
"I'm delighted to get this role and extremely excited about the prospect of working with the best and brightest young players in the country," said Southgate.
"I'm a proud Englishman and playing for my country was the pinnacle of my playing career. Since retiring as a player I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience of the game both here and abroad, and I'm eager to play my part in preparing players to compete at the highest level."
Southgate has signed a three-year deal.