An authorative figure on the pitch, Gareth Southgate made a seemless transition to the other side of the touchline following an impressive 18-year playing career, taking on the role of England national team manager in 2016.
Among over 500 senior appearances, Southgate captained both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to League Cup final success, whilst also leading out the latter in a major European Cup final in the last game of his career. Remaining at Boro in a managerial role, Southgate earned plaudits from professionals and pundits alike, including Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who claimed Southgate was good enough to be England manager. In November 2016, he was awarded the role and guided the Three Lions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with an unbeaten record.
- England national team manager
- 2 x League Cup winner
- 426 Premier League appearances