England manager for World Cup 2022: Everything you need to know about Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate reacts as he leads a training session of the England's football team at the St George's Park stadium in Burton-upon-Trent on May 30, 2022 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming UEFA Nations League.
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Gareth Southgate will lead England as manager at World Cup 2022, where he will be looking to go all the way after coming agonisingly close to major tournament glory last summer. 

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender was put in charge of the national team after Sam Allardyce resigned because of a scandal just one game into his tenure.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.