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GARETH
SOUTHGATE

Gareth Southgate is currently England manager having been appointed permanently on the 30th November 2016, following a brief spell as interim manager.

Southgate previously worked for The FA as Head of Elite Development between February 2011 and July 2012, contributing to the Youth Development Review, with particular focus on changes in kids' football, and also supporting coaching strategies in the build up to St. George's Park opening. Southgate then managed the England Under-21 team for three years overseeing 27 wins in his 33 matches in charge and led his side to the Toulon Tournament championship in the summer of 2016.

Southgate became a Barclays Premier League manager at the relatively young age of 35 after a distinguished playing career.

The Watford-born midfielder-turned-centre back made 57 appearances for England, spanning three major tournaments.

Southgate skippered all three of his clubs, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. His leadership qualities were so well defined that Terry Venables and Martin O'Neill recommended him to Boro chairman Steve Gibson when Steve McClaren left the Riverside to become England manager in 2006.

Having been McClaren's first signing for the club (at £6.5m); Southgate achieved the seamless transition Gibson desired after being promoted from the dressing room to take charge.

The popular Southgate had become the first Boro' captain to lift a major trophy when they won the Carling Cup in 2004.

Other distinctions include playing in every Premier League game for Aston Villa during the 1998-99 campaign and winning the Player of the Year award in his first season at the Riverside - which was all the more creditable in that he avoided incurring a single yellow card in the process.

Southgate's final appearance for Middlesbrough was in the 2006 UEFA Cup final. He also lifted the League Cup with Villa.

A calm and thoughtful character, he is also a published author.

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    • Middlesbrough:
      • Manager of the Month, Premier League, (2008-08-01)
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