England manager Gareth Southgate in line for knighthood after strong Euro 2020 campaign

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England manager Gareth Southgate is in line for a knighthood after steering the Three Lions to the final of Euro 2020, according to The Sun.

Southgate was awarded an OBE for services to football in the 2019 New Year Honours list.

His influence in England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, which was arguably the country’s biggest achievement since 1966, was recognised and accredited by the Queen.

With England having been a matter of penalty kicks away from being crowned kings of Europe, it looks as though Southgate’s title is set to be upgraded to Sir.

As per The Sun, Southgate is set to be knighted in the New Year Honours list, with the Queen once again appreciating all that he has done for English football.

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Gareth Southgate is set to be knighted in the New Year Honours list

The gesture is said to be supported by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Though Southgate is yet to win a piece of silverware as England manager, his leadership has united the country in a period in which they needed it the very most.

Football is often divisive, but with Southgate at the helm, the whole nation has been cheering towards a collective cause.

Sir Gareth Southgate has a nice ring to it.

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