Gareth Southgate might not be the most inspiring England manager... but after rising through the FA ranks, the former defender is a safe pair of hands with the national team in crisis
Gareth Southgate is used to facing the music. As a player, he was the one who would often front up when matters were strewn and tensions were rising.
‘Stuart Pearce used to say that he knew my team’s result, even with the sound down,’ Southgate once said. ‘If I was on television, he knew we’d lost.’
He has been the same as a coach. When Southgate was the manager of Middlesbrough, there was a community day where players would ordinarily be put up for interviews. However, with the club staring Premier League relegation in the face in 2009, Southgate saw it as his duty to bear the brunt and... read more
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