Gareth Southgate Salary: At Wembley Stadium, England made history by defeating Germany 2-0 in the last 16 of Euro 2020. The following week, the team defeated Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the competition.
And, as England prepares to face Denmark in the last four of the World Cup, Southgate’s income is generating a lot of interest on the internet. Let’s find out why this is happening and how much the England manager earns per year.
It is estimated that Southgate makes approximately £3 million per year from his job as England manager with the Football Association. He was appointed manager of the England national team in November 2016, following an interim period in command of the team that began in September of that year.
Southgate took over as manager of England under 21s when Sam Allardyce resigned after only 67 days in charge of the senior team. Southgate has previously served as manager of England under 21s.
He has made 57 appearances for England and has placed smiles on the faces of Three Lions fans by reaching the semi-finals of two major competitions – the World Cup 2018 and Euro 2020 – in the past two years alone.
He agreed to take a 30 per cent pay cut for the first three months of his employment as the FA sought to save money in the wake of financial losses experienced as a result of the Covid epidemic in 2020.
In the wake of the Football Association announcement that it expects to lose more than £150 million as a result of the coronavirus shutdown, Gareth Southgate has agreed to take a 30 per cent wage cut.
Southgate is the Football Association’s highest-paid employee, earning almost £3 million per year, and the England manager has voluntarily accepted a pay cut, which will be in effect for the next three months.
The FA’s other high earners have also agreed to deductions, with the chief executive, Mark Bullingham, and the chairman, Greg Clarke, both agreeing to give up considerable portions of their salary to the organisation.
In sectors such as legal, human resources, financial management and information technology (IT), senior managers have agreed to 15 per cent cuts, which will be in effect for another three months. There will also be a furloughing programme for other employees. Phil Neville, the manager of the England Women’s team, is taking a pay cut, though it is unclear whether the drop is the same amount as that taken by Southgate.
England friendly matches at Wembley Stadium had to be postponed due to Euro 2020 preparations and the postponing of the tournament meant that they would be unable to play at the stadium — at least until next summer.
Furthermore, the organisation had been looking forward to the Wembley paydays from the men’s and women’s FA Cup finals, the English Football League play-offs, and rugby league’s Challenge Cup final, among other events. There’s also a chance that summer performances will be cancelled at the stadium.
Bullingham explained that because the FA was a not-for-profit organisation that re-invested all of its profits back into the game, “the less we generate, the less goes back.” For example, we will produce less money for community fields and Wildcat centres [for females aged 5-11] throughout England. That is all there is to it.”