GARETH SOUTHGATE is poised to lead England to a historic European Championship final. The Three Lions boss will take his team to Wembley in a crucial semi-final. Southgate is a dedicated family man and has spoken often about the importance to have a solid foundation.
Who is Gareth Southgate’s wife Alison? When did they get married.
Southgate and Alison first met while Alison was a trainee at Crystal Palace. They have been together since their teens and were married in 1997. They were married in Crawley, near Southgate’s family home.
What number of children does the couple have?
The couple have two teenage kids, Mia, Southgate spoke out about the importance maintaining a normal parent-child bond, despite his full-time job.
In 2017, he told the standard: “Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve just had fun spending it with my family though. My kids are 18 and 14 years old and their development is as important to me as any other part of my life. “You have to balance your focus because I am a father and husband and my focus is always on making this team the best in the world.
Who was Gareth Southgate’s opponent?
The England manager, who retired in 2006 as a player, made 57 appearances for England.
Southgate began his career at Crystal Palace’s youth team before he made his senior debut in 1988.
After making 152 appearances with the Eagles, he moved to Aston Villa where he made another 192. He then finished his career at Middlesbrough, again with more than 150 appearances.
He was a successful player, winning the 1993-1994 First Division title with Palace as well as finishing second in the 2000 FA Cup when Villa lost to Chelsea 1-0.
From 2006 to 2009, he managed Middlesbrough and England U21 between 2013 and 2016.
After the departure of Sam Allardyce, he was appointed manager for England.