Photography by Jon Enoch

Gareth Southgate

England, 2016-Present

“My years of playing at a high level and now managing at a high level would tell people that there’s probably more than they know about me.”

England national team manager Gareth Southgate spoke exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice about being labelled ‘Mr Nice Guy’. He recalls the first time he was accused of being “too nice” and explains why he believes he has the character needed to get the best out of any players under his guidance.

Gareth Southgate

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The next step

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Vicente del Bosque

We had serious issues

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Paul Simpson

The golden ticket

Paul Simpson reflects on the rollercoaster ride that ended with a first England World Cup win in 50 years