Gareth Southgate


GQ, 8th July 2021

Good old Gareth Southgate. Even being the complete and utter football luddite that I am (the most beautiful game in my life is Candy Crush: Jelly Saga), I can see what a smart and empathetic manager he is.

From Jack Grealish to Raheem Sterling to that bloke who looks a bit like a young Professor Snape and back again, the footwork on the pitch at last night’s semifinal against Denmark was as tightly choreographed as a piece of modern dance and it wouldn’t take, well, a luddite to figure out that Southgate was the Bausch behind the brilliance.