Southgate leaving FA role
Gareth Southgate is leaving his post at the FA
Gareth Southgate is to quit the Football Association after only 18 months - dashing hopes that the former England defender would become the body's new technical director.
Southgate is leaving is post as the FA's head of elite development and has said he no longer wishes to be considered for the role of technical director.
Southgate, who will continue to work as a pundit for ITV, said in a statement: "I'd like to place on record just how much I've enjoyed working at the FA over the past 18 months. It really has been an honour and a pleasure."
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Thank goodness, if you check out his cv as a manager apart from taking Middlsbro up to the premiership and back down again his only other claim to fame was being named manager of the month one time, back to easy money on the telly
@Chris! first of all the penalty spot is 12 yards out (extra 4 yrds does make a difference). :). And second of all I dont know of many technical directors that can even kick a ball let alone stand a chance of finding the back of a net. lol
Gareth did what he knew best. i.e. made sure the ball went clear from the goal! LOL
I go running in my local park,from time to time I stop to watch a youth game.
The parents are shocking, the poor kids dont know what to do
Mike we have a proper structure from schoolboys to youth. Have done for a few years Now. Indeed Southgate is / was very ivolved.
Leicester used to, possible still do, turn out top flight division players for years on end. had a shoolboy / youth league in operation way before any other county.Yes most have now since 198- on wards.
Mind it is the ignorant stupid parents that are causing so much trouble at these games. Like the FA said it is a shame we can't educate these Parents....
I don't for the life of me understand why so much time and effort is spent by the FA and other governing bodies.
I mean on here alone we have umpteen great 'Would be managers / coaches' etc. etc.
We could for a fraction of the money employ one for each member of the squads, and save a fortune on academies just by giving a few plasterers, bus or taxi drivers, Pen pushers and farm hands etc. who would be better and do a wonderful job.
All, whether we like it or not, should face reality and accept that they do know a hell of a lot more than anyone else in the 'Street'. Have experience at levels far out reaching any of us.
I've run youth soccar teams- Parents are a shamble and disgrace, I'm was, or am I suppose, still a qualified ref, and had to see and incur such stupid pig ignorance most weeks and game.
To belittle, to call the 'Pot Black' is just a realisation of the utter nonsense so many spout. Get real, Whether one likes / admits it or not their knowledge and expertise far out wieghs any on here.
Yes I do think A. the FA. board interfere too much. Yes I do think that Owners and manager hold too much sway, Indeed Fergie is classes above the others and way out in front in this regards.
I also know some 'Not so Good' managers etc. may get a job above them. But then they are found out and released.
Many indeed earn reputations at lower levels and aren't able to carry it through - Our Harry,for examople, and some as player earn great reputations as players and will never be any good as managers. Keane, Bobby Charlton - indeed any ex Man U player, Daglish... yes they get a swallow, often on previous managers back, or the back room boys, or as in Daglishes case being a mouth piece to Robinson etc. So time is for many of us to wake up and smell the coffee, because even these failures know a darn site more than any of us.