Gareth Southgate admits big decisions are 'part and parcel of the job' as he vows to drop Wayne Rooney if he must
England manager Gareth Southgate insists that he is not afraid to axe captain Wayne Rooney.
Having been given the heartbreaking task of making close friends redundant while manager at Middlesbrough in 2009, Southgate says the possibility of dropping the Manchester United star does not fill him with dread.
The interim England manager once had to tell colleagues at the Riverside that they were losing their jobs as part of the cost-cutting exercise after the club's relegation from the Premier League seven years ago.
Southgate now faces a different sort of pressure as calls for him to drop... read more
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