• FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    FA chief executive explains how Gareth Southgate got the England job

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    Gareth Southgate’s suitability for the permanent England job was not only tested on the touchlines but in physiological assessments.

    The 46-year-old had not been keen to replace Roy Hodgson in the summer but enjoyed his time as interim manager, with four solid displays leading to a four-year deal as Sam Allardyce’s permanent successor.

    It had always appeared a matter of when rather than if […]

  • Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate: England need more leaders but Rooney remains captain

    Gareth Southgate has confirmed Wayne Rooney will remain England captain at his first press conference since being named as the new permanent England football manager.

    Asked about the Manchester United striker’s future, Southgate said: “Wayne Rooney is the England captain, I said that at the beginning,” but added “I’ve only selected him to start in two of the four matches.”

    Southgate was keen to stress that despite Rooney’s continued captaincy, it was important to develop new leaders within the England camp.

    In a […]

  • Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate named England manager until Euro 2020

    Gareth Southgate has finally been confirmed as England manager.

    The Reluctant One, who twice said he didn’t think he was ready for the job, has been given a four-year contract that will see him in charge of England for the 2018 World Cup and then through to Euro 2020 (should he last that long).

    Having taken charge of four games on an interim basis and not messing it up – two draws and two wins – and the lack of viable alternatives, […]

  • Southgate set to take over England job permanently

    Southgate set to take over England job permanently

    The former Middlesbrough trainer will step up from the Under-21s to take control of the Three Lions senior team, after going unbeaten through his first four matches.

    Interim England manager Gareth Southgate is set to be named as Sam Allardyce’s permanent replacement in the job, according to widespread reports in the UK press.

    The former Three Lions defender took over at the helm when Allardyce was forced out due to a corruption scandal that broke in September.

    England have played four times since […]

  • Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Southgate completes formal England job interview

    Gareth Southgate has completed his formal interview to become England’s next manager and could be appointed by the end of the month.

    Southgate, who has been in charge of the national side for the past four matches on an interim basis, met with a five-man panel to outline his vision of the future at St George’s Park on Monday and Press Association Sport understands no other candidates have been invited for interview at this stage.

    Assessing Southgate’s pitch was a Football Association […]

  • Gareth Southgate to be interviewed by FA for vacant England job

    Gareth Southgate to be interviewed by FA for vacant England job

    Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the England manager’s job on Monday, according to multiple reports.

    Southgate has been in interim charge since Sam Allardyce left the role in late September, with a four-match unbeaten spell ending after the 2-2 draw against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night.

    English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn revealed on Thursday that Southgate had made it clear he wants the job on a permanent basis and they are set to hold further talks […]

  • Wayne Rooney to be stripped of England captaincy once Gareth Southgate is named manager

    Wayne Rooney to be stripped of England captaincy once Gareth Southgate is named manager

    Wayne Rooney will reportedly have the England captaincy removed from him when Gareth Southgate is announced as manager at the end of the month.

    The 31-year-old forward was pictured looking worse for wear at a wedding while on international duty with the Three Lions earlier this week.

    It’s understood Rooney went against Southgate by returning to the wedding party after the interim boss told him to go back to bed.

    The Sun suggest the Manchester United skipper has apologised to Southgate but the […]

  • I don’t fear England job – Southgate

    I don’t fear England job – Southgate

    Gareth Southgate has declared he would not be afraid to take on the England manager’s job on a permanent basis when his four-game stint as interim head coach ends.

    Southgate was installed following Sam Allardyce’s abrupt departure in September and Friday’s 3-0 win over Scotland in World Cup qualifying left him with two wins and one draw from his first three games.

    The England job is one of the most high-profile roles in world football, obliging incumbents to deal with sky-high expectations, […]

  • Rooney to stay as England captain despite demotion – Southgate

    Rooney to stay as England captain despite demotion – Southgate

    Interim England manager Gareth Southgate maintains Wayne Rooney’s status as national team captain is not under threat.

    Rooney was been dropped from the Manchester United first-team by Jose Mourinho following poor early season form and he lost his England starting place for the second match of Southgate’s tenure – a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw in Slovenia.

    Nevertheless, the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender was impressed by the forward’s leadership qualities, which are something he is seemingly not ready to remove […]

  • Revealed: Southgate explains why Wayne Rooney is dropped

    Revealed: Southgate explains why Wayne Rooney is dropped

    England manager Gareth Southgate has explained his decision to leave Wayne Rooney out of his starting XI to face Slovenia on Tuesday.

    The coach has dropped his skipper after weeks of poor showings for his club and country, although the 46-year-old denies that the forward’s performance against Malta had anything to do with his decision.

    ‘It’s very straight forward. We have looked at the way Slovenia play and I knew in my mind the profile of the midfield I wanted to play […]

  • Another new England Manager caught up in tax avoidance scandal ahead of England bow

    Another new England Manager caught up in tax avoidance scandal ahead of England bow

    The England national team is in turmoil once again as caretaker manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly caught up in a tax avoidance scheme.

    The 46-year-old is alleged to have invested in two partnerships set up by Ingenious, an investment firm with a shady reputation.

    Southgate joined back in 2004 while he was still a player, and is one of a number of high-profile footballers to have been involved with the company.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Ingenious owes £620million to HM Revenue and […]