Gareth Southgate will remain as England manager until after the European Championships in 2024, the Football Association have confirmed.
He said he was “in conflict” about his future in the role following England’s quarter-final exit at the World Cup.
The 52-year-old, appointed in 2016, led the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018 and a first Euro final in 2021.
His current contract is due to expire in December 2024.
“We are delighted to confirm that Gareth Southgate will remain as England manager and will lead our Euro 2024 campaign,” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said.
“Gareth and Steve Holland [assistant manager] have always had our full support, and our planning for the Euros starts now.”
Southgate officially became England boss in November 2016 after a two-month spell as caretaker manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce.
The former defender, who made 57 appearances for England, became the national team’s fourth permanent manager in as many years.
In the six years since, he has brought great stability to the English side, building a tightly-knit unit of players off the pitch and a side seen as serious contenders for major trophies.
Southgate have won 49 of his 81 games in charge so far, losing 14. But his winning record of six knockout games in major tournaments as Three Lions boss is the same as England. had won in the 48 years before he took office.
But despite the growing expectations placed on his squad, Southgate have yet to deliver the long-awaited silverware.
His side suffered a 2-1 loss to Croatia in the last four of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after leading 1-0, while England were beaten on penalties by Italy in the Euro 2020 final after leading that match as well.
England entered the World Cup following relegation from their UEFA Nations League group after three defeats and three draws.
However, wins over Iran and Wales, either side of a draw with the United States, saw England top their group and they then comfortably beat Senegal in the round of 16. final.
Their trip ended in a 2-1 loss to France, with captain Harry Kane missing a late penalty, after scoring one to equal Wayne Rooney as England’s top scorer.
Southgate previously managed the England Under-21s from 2013 to 2016 and was also in charge at Middlesbrough from 2006 to 2009.
Under Southgate, the senior England side have scored 174 goals and conceded 57. The Three Lions have scored three or more goals on 27 occasions – exactly a third of their games in charge.
He ranks fourth for most games as an England men’s manager, with Walter Winterbottom taking charge of 139 games, Sir Alf Ramsey 113 and Sir Bobby Robson 95.
Southgate remains – reaction
Former England goalkeeper David Seaman said he was “really happy” Southgate had decided to stay.
“I would have been really disappointed if he hadn’t because of what he’s built and the current situation in England,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“It’s the best position England have had in years. People are scared of us, they know how good we can be.”
Former England defender Gary Neville said it was the “right decision”.
“The fact that he’s out is welcome – it puts him to bed and everyone can focus on the next 18 months,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“We played well in the World Cup – we just came out on the wrong end of a 50-50 game. That happens sometimes in football.
“We always want an autopsy and someone to blame, but I don’t think that exists in this tournament.”