Gareth Southgate Keynote Speaker

  • English football manager and former professional player
  • Led England to a first World Cup semi-final in 28 year
  • Manager of the England national team since 2016.

Gareth Southgate's Biography

Gareth Southgate is an English football manager and former professional player. He is currently the manager of the English national team, a position he has held since 2016. Southgate is a highly sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, team building, and managing high-pressure situations.

Southgate was born in Watford, England, and grew up in the nearby town of Stevenage. He began his football career as a teenager, joining the youth team at Crystal Palace in 1984. He quickly made his way up through the ranks and made his professional debut for the club in 1988.

Over the next few years, Southgate became a regular starter for Crystal Palace and established himself as a solid and reliable defender. He played for the club for nine seasons, making over 200 appearances, before moving to Aston Villa in 1995. He spent three seasons at Villa, helping the club reach the League Cup final in 1996 and the FA Cup final in 2000.

In 2001, Southgate retired from professional football and took up a position as the manager of Middlesbrough, a club he had previously played for. He led the club to the League Cup final in 2004, where they were defeated by Bolton Wanderers. Despite this setback, Southgate continued to impress as a manager, and in 2006 he was named the Premier League Manager of the Month.

In 2016, Southgate was appointed the manager of the English national team, succeeding Sam Allardyce. He has since led the team to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, their best performance in the tournament since 1990. Under Southgate’s leadership, the team has also qualified for the 2020 European Championships and is currently ranked as the fourth-best team in the world by FIFA.

Off the pitch, Southgate is known for his intelligence and professionalism. He is a strong tactician, and is renowned for his ability to get the best out of his players. He is also a thoughtful and measured speaker, and is respected for his calm and measured approach to the game.

Southgate has accomplished a great deal in his football career, and is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the English game. Despite his many successes, he remains humble and dedicated to his craft, and continues to work hard to improve and develop as a coach. He is an inspiration to aspiring footballers and managers alike, and is a true ambassador for the sport.

With a successful career as both a player and manager in professional football, Southgate brings a unique perspective and wealth of experience to his talks. He is known for his intelligence, professionalism, and ability to get the best out of his players, and is respected for his calm and measured approach to the game. Southgate’s talks are sure to inspire and motivate audiences, and provide valuable insights on achieving success in any field.


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Books by Gareth Southgate

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