Boro set to appoint Southgate

MIDDLESBROUGH will plunge themselves into controversy today when they unveil Gareth Southgate as their new manager.

The Teessiders have called a press conference at the Riverside Stadium for 2pm “regarding England-bound Steve McClaren’s successor as Middlesbrough manager” at which it is understood they will confirm the 35-year-old’s appointment even though he does not have the necessary UEFA Pro Licence.

FA Premier League rules state that anyone without the Pro Licence can only take charge of a club for 12 weeks.

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