Simon Mugford, Football Superstars
Is Gareth Southgate your ultimate hero in football? Discover how this 'posh' boy survived the mean jokes about his nose to become a dependable defender for club and country, and then after retiring as a player, make it all the way to manage his country,
Despite the mean footballing environment, find out how the polite though steely Southgate stuck it out, carving a career that's seen him captain Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in the Premier League, winning 57 caps for England, and then becoming England manager. The rest, as they say, is history!
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