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Who did Gareth Southgate play for and which teams did the England manager manage?

Gareth Southgate will be on the touchline again this summer as he takes England to Germany for Euro 2024.

The Three Lions coach led the country to the Euro 2020 final four years ago and he will aim to go further this time around.

Southgate heads into his fourth major tournament as England boss


Southgate heads into his fourth major tournament as England bossCredit: Getty

A World Cup quarter-final exit followed that runner-up finish, with Southgate still awaiting major success.

He’s been in charge for eight years now, but what was his career before becoming England manager?

Who did Southgate play for?

Southgate began his playing career in 1988 at Crystal Palace, where he rose through the youth ranks to earn a place in the first team.

The Three Lions manager, who played as a centre-back for most of his career, became captain of the Eagles in 1993 before gaining promotion to the Premier League that same year.

Two years later, he joined Aston Villa for £2.5 million and ended up making 191 appearances for the club.

He then joined Middlesbrough in 2001 and ended his playing career at the club after staying there for six years and making over 150 appearances.

Throughout his club career he collected 57 caps for England, scoring twice during this period and appearing in two World Cups.

Southgate was a key part of Aston Villa's defense


Southgate was a key part of Aston Villa’s defenseCredit: getty

Which teams has Southgate managed?

Southgate quickly became a manager after ending his playing days, taking over as manager of Middlesbrough after retiring from the club in 2006.

However, his tenure as Boro boss did not go as he would have liked, with the club being relegated from the Premier League during his tenure.

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit previews France and England’s chances at Euro 2024

The 52-year-old had his team in a good position to bounce back into the top flight at the first attempt, but he was controversially sacked in 2009.

After a few years out of management, Southgate launched into an international role, becoming England Under-21 manager.

Southgate's first managerial role ended after three years in charge


Southgate’s first managerial role ended after three years in charge

This then led to him being in a prime position to step in and replace Sam Allardyce who was forced to resign after just one game in charge.

He would then occupy a temporary position before being appointed on a permanent basis in 2016.

Since then, Southgate has been England manager, leading his country to three major tournaments, including this summer in Germany, his fourth.


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