London: Gareth Southgate was appointed England`s new full-time manager on Wednesday and will lead the national team`s challenge for the 2018 World Cup and 2020 European Championship.
The 46-year-old, who has been in charge of the England squad for four games on a temporary basis, signed a four-year contract, the Football Assocation (FA) announced.
Southgate, capped 57 times by England and perhaps most famous for missing a penalty in the Euro `96 semi-final shootout with eventual champions Germany, replaces Sam Allardyce, who was dismissed after just one game because of controversial remarks to undercover reporters.
"I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I`m also conscious that getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully," said Southgate, whose four games in temporary charge yielded two victories and two draws.