Gareth Southgate – England Manager bags OBE after Russia 2018

gareth Suthgate England Manager OBESouthgate becomes an OBE after guiding the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia.

Southgate became the England national team manager in 2016. His first tournament as England manager, was the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He became the third manager, after Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson, to reach a World Cup semi-final with the England team.

Southgate’s World Cup run came less than two years after he took over as England manager.

He said: “I hope that everybody that has supported me throughout my career feels pride in the fact that I’ve received this honour because I wouldn’t be in this position without that help and guidance.”

Prior to becoming England’s manager he served Middlesbrough’s manager from June 2006 until October 2009. Then between 2013 and 2016 he managed the England U21 National Football team.

Southgate started his football career at Crystal Palace in 1988, he then played at Aston Villa and Middlesborough.

Southgate made 57 appearances for the England national team between 1995 and 2004, featuring in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and both the 1996 and 2000 European Championships.

He won a number of titles includi h the League Cup with both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough (in 1995–96and 2003–04 respectively). He was the captain when Palace to won the First Divisionchampionship in 1993–94.

During his playing career ended he made more than 500 league appearances, played in a number of international games and football finals.

England next play against the Czech Republic at 7.45pm, Friday 22 March 2019 at Wembley Stadium in a UEFA EURO 2020 Euro Qualifier.

At the time of Writing:
England are 8/1 at Betfred to win Euro 2020 and 1/6 to be winners of group A