Photo Essay: The many faces of Gareth Southgate (sacked by Middlesbrough at last)

Ollie Irish

21st, October 2009

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Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson called time on Gareth Southgate last night, even though Boro beat Derby 2-0 and lie second in the Championship.

The admirable Gibson gave his young manager a very good crack of the whip, and it’s fair to say that Southgate, while not disastrously bad, didn’t cover himself with glory. He reminded me at times of a sixth-form pupil who had been asked to take a lesson or two in the teacher’s absence.

Nice chap? Sure, one of the nicest around. Good manager? Not sure yet he’s young enough to bounce back and I hope he does.

Anyway, to

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