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UPDATED: 11:03, June 08, 2006
Southgate named as Middlesbrough manager
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Middlesbrough has appointed former England defender Gareth Southgate as manager of the English Premiership club.

The club confirmed the appointment on Wednesday at its official website, saying that the 35-year-old club captain will replace Steve McClaren who will take over as England coach after the World Cup finals.

But Southgate, capped 57 times for England, has yet to complete the coaching courses required to manage a top flight club, but he could take charge for 12 weeks.

Southgate, who joined Middlesbrough from Aston Villa in 2001, captained them to their first major silverware in 2004 when they beat Bolton in the League Cup final.

Middlesbrough finished 14th in the 20-team Premier League last season and lost 4-0 to Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final.

Source: Xinhua

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