Following 22 years in football as a player and manager, Gareth Southgate is currently working as an analyst for ITV Sport and Premier League Productions and writes for The Sunday Times.
During a playing career of over 700 appearances, Southgate earned 57 caps for England and was part of the squad at four major championships – World Cups 1998 & 2002 and the European Championships in 1996 & 2000.
Captain at each of the three clubs he played for, his major honours were leading Palace to the Division 1 (now Championship) title in 1993/94 and winning the League Cup with Aston Villa in 1996 and with Middlesbrough in 2004.
He was also an FA Cup runner-up with Villa in 2000 and losing finalist with Middlesbrough in the 2006 UEFA Cup, his final game as a professional.
He was then appointed manager of Middlesbrough and managed them for 3 years in the Premier League before the club was relegated on the final day of the 2008/09 season. In October 2010 he was sacked as manager hours after a 2-0 victory over Derby with Middlesbrough one point off first place in The Championship.
He is one of a select group to have won both the Barclay’s Premier League Player and Manager of the Month Awards.
Away from football Southgate’s autobiography ‘Woody and Nord’ won the Sporting Club’s ‘Sports Book of The Year award in 2004. An ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, Southgate also heads the judging panel for the Barclay’s Community Sports Award.