Gareth Southgate is the England boss we should have had all along... he can bring back dignity to a demeaned post
Sam Allardyce may not have contributed much to the England cause but he did at least do his successor a favour. If caretaker boss Gareth Southgate avoids being filmed drinking a pint of wine or uttering the words 'keynote' and 'speaker' in the same sentence, he will be deemed a success. The bar for England managers now is lower than it has ever been before. And that is saying something.
Southgate has got another gimme: his first game in charge is against Malta at Wembley on Saturday. But his first real task will be to restore some dignity to the bedraggled, belittled, demeaned and abused... read more
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