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Championship: Southgate axed as Boro boss

Championship: Southgate axed as Boro boss

Just hours after seeing his Middlesbrough side defeat Derby County at the Riverside Stadium, Gareth Southgate was walking away from the Teesside club after being sacked as manager.

Chairman Steve Gibson admitted that the decision had been made 'two or three weeks ago', in the wake of some disappointing results, including a 2-2 draw with Coventry City where Boro squandered a two-goal lead.

Former Sky Blues boss Gordon Strachan is the clear favourite to succeed Southgate in the role.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday October 21 2009
Time: 8:37PM

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