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

Ollie Irish

21st, October 2009


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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