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Gareth Southgate to bag seven-figure bonus if England win the World Cup in Qatar

Gareth Southgate to bag seven-figure bonus if England win the World Cup in Qatar

Will England lift the trophy in Qatar?

England boss Gareth Southgate is set to take home a mega seven-figure bonus if his Three Lions side manage to beat the odds and lift the World Cup in Qatar. 

Four years ago, Southgate was nailed on for a bonus of £1.5 million if England had won the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, their dream of lifting the trophy was agonisingly ended by Croatia. 

Now, with just over a month left till the new World Cup gets underway, Southgate could be looking at an even bigger bonus if he can lead his team to glory in the Middle East. 

According to The Sun, Southgate will bank a huge £4 million bonus if he leads his side to the final of the tournament. He is already promised £500,000 for reaching the World Cup after a more than simple qualification round. 


Southgate is under a lucrative contract that sees him take home £6 million per year, his deal is not due to expire until 2024.

However, in recent months, Southgate has been put under intense scrutiny after a run of poor form that resulted in England being winless in their last six matches, not the ideal preparation ahead of the World Cup. 

The run of poor results has meant that England were relegated to the UEFA Nations League B after failing to beat Italy and Germany, whilst also losing 4-0 to Hungary at Wembley. 

Recently, there have been reports claiming that Southgate is thinking about quitting after the World Cup. However, he has since squashed the rumours. 

He said: “The England part of my journey as a player and manager has probably been the greatest highlight and the greatest honour for me.

“I’m hoping this isn't the end of it… I'm hoping there are a few more years ahead. I still feel I've got a lot of improving to do and hopefully a lot of years ahead. But of course, there’s a lot in the next couple of months that we want to achieve as a start. Beyond that, I'm assuming life will continue and there are a lot of challenges ahead.”


Southgate added: “I know ultimately I will be judged on what happens at the World Cup. Contracts are irrelevant in football because managers can have three, four, or five-year contracts and you accept that if results are not good enough it is time to go your separate ways. Why would I be any different? I am not arrogant enough to think that my contract is going to protect me in any way.” 

England will kick off their World Cup campaign on Monday, November 21, against Iran. 

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Topics: England, Football World Cup, Gareth Southgate