Gareth Southgate expects talks about his future as an England coach to resume after his team secure a spot at next year’s World Cup.
Southgate’s current contract expires after Qatar in 2022, but it sounds like he and football association officials would be happy to keep the union going.
Meanwhile, however, Southgate were focused on qualifying, which could be secured against Albania and San Marino in mid-November.
England lead Group I by four points ahead of their game against Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday.
“I think I said last month that I asked to say that [contract talks] back in the fall, I just wanted to focus on those games and give them the time to make the right decision, ”said Southgate.
“After the EM there is a lot of emotions and feelings and tiredness when you go through a tournament like this. I want to make sure I’m making the right decisions for the right reasons.
“We liked to park that for now. The discussions are very open and [FA chief executive] Mark Bullingham has been really supportive of us.
“But I really felt that getting the country to the World Cup was a priority. We can look at everything in the next few weeks. “
Hired as England coach in November 2016, Southgate signed a new four-year deal after leading his team to the semi-finals at Russia 2018 and has since added a trip to the Euro 2020 final.
There was speculation that he might aim to return to the club’s management after the World Cup.