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Gareth Southgate

Mark Coles profiles England football manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the team's first match in the 2018 World Cup.

Footballer Gareth Southgate's career has been haunted by a decisive penalty he missed against Germany in the semi-final of Euro '96.

Even when he went on honeymoon to Bali a Buddhist monk reminded him of that miss.

Now he has a chance to make amends - this time as England manager at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

His path to the top job has not followed the conventional route, being sacked from his only other management role.

But commentators say he has the attributes of a great leader.

Presenter: Mark Coles
Producers: Smita Patel and Clare Spencer
Editor: Emma Rippon.

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Sun 17 Jun 2018 17:40

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