Promising English managers

Southgate and Middlesbrough in unmutual termination

You’re next Rafa

I’ll get me coat then

Fresh from the confusion and turmoil of winning a match, Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson obviously felt a little trigger-happy this morning. A statement on the club’s website said the following:

MIDDLESBROUGH FC have tonight announced that manager Gareth Southgate has been relieved of his position with immediate effect. Football consultant Alan Smith will also be leaving the club as part of the change.

Chairman Steve Gibson said: “This has been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in all the time I’ve been in football. Gareth has given Middlesbrough Football Club magnificent service as a skipper and, in very difficult circumstances, as manager.”

thespoiler would quite like to know what a football consultant does, and how we can become one. But the big question remains, what is Steve Gibson playing at? The most patient of chairmen has finally snapped, yet after a convincing victory.

Boro fans, thoughts below please…

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