Where is Gareth Southgate now?
Former Premier League defender Gareth Southgate finished his playing career at Middlesbrough in 2006 when he was appointed manager of the side after Steve McLaren left to take over as coach of the England national side.
A stellar 18-year club career saw him play over 500 appearances, winning the League Cup with two different teams and reaching the UEFA Cup Final in his last ever appearance.
He was also a regular England international making 57 appearances over a 10-year period and was a member of the 1996 & 2000 UEFA European Championships squads as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad.
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In his first managerial post, Southgate had a good first season with Middlesbrough guiding them to 12th position in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, the second season wasn’t as succesful and after a promising start the club went 14 games without a win which ultimately resulted in relegation to the Championship.
His Middlesbrough side started well in the Championship but he was controversially sacked in October 2009 with this side only one point off of the top position.
Alongside his managerial role at Middlesbrough, Southgate also worked as a pundit and co-commentator for ITV and appeared on both Sky Sports and the BBC until he left to return to football management.
After a spell working as the FA’s Head of Elite Development, Southgate made a return to coaching when he was appointed manager of the England under 21 squad replacing his former England team-mate Stuart Pearce.
He had a fantastic start to his reign with his side easing through qualification to the 2015 European Championships only dropping two points.
Unfortunately with key players missing England failed to progress beyond the group stage for the third successive finals.
Southgate’s exciting young team did however find success in 2016 when they won the Toulon Tournament without losing a single game.
In September 2016, after England manager Sam Allardyce’s resigned following the Telegraph’s third party player ownership scandal, Southgate was appointed caretaker manager of the senior side for the next four games.
After winning two and drawing two of the games he was appointed as full time manager of the England national side on a four-year contract.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals were his first tournament as manager of the national side and he led his side to the semi-finals where they unfortunately lost out to Croatia.
They then performed very well in the 2019 UEFA Nations League finishing top of a group which contained Spain and Croatia but lost in the semi-finals to the Netherlands.
Southgate was rewarded with a new four-year contract which will see him manage the side up to the FIFA 2022 World Cup Finals in Qatar.
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Gareth Southgate: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough|
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