Gareth Southgate is still likely to receive a knighthood despite England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy on Sunday,it has been revealed.
The Three Lions were beaten 3-2 on penalties by the Azzurri at Wembley, prolonging their 55-year wait for a major trophy.
Southgate already has an OBE, which he received after guiding England to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, but according to report, the 50-year-old is set to be honoured along with captain Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and other members of the 26-man squad.
Following the dismissal of Sam Allardyce in 2016, Southgate made the step up from managing the England Under-21s, and has since guided the nation to two semi-finals at the World Cup and in the UEFA Nations League, as well as last weekend’s final at the Euros.
Southgate who previously managed Middlesbrough between 2006 and 2009 has an impressive 63.9% win ratio with the Three Lions, winning 41 of his 61 games at the helm.
The Watford-born coach has won many admirer during this summer’s Euros and he now intends to lead England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.