England U17s' World-Cup winning manager Steve Cooper believes the senior side will benefit from youth team success.Read the full story ›
Southgate and Ehiogu spent much of their club careers playing alongside each other in defence at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.Read the full story ›
Gareth Southgate admits England captain Wayne Rooney's lack of playing time at Manchester United has contributed to his omission from a squad featuring several shock inclusions.
Southgate revealed that Rooney could return from a short-term knee lay-off at the weekend, though England's record scorer was absent from the 26-man group the Three Lions boss has named to face Germany and Lithuania the following week.
Jermain Defoe, Jake Livermore and Luke Shaw were all included, as were four uncapped players, and Southgate conceded Rooney's exclusion can in part be attributed to his limited opportunities under Jose Mourinho.
The 31-year-old has started four games in 2017 and only last month he released a statement stating he would be remaining at Old Trafford despite interest from the Chinese Super League.
But Southgate feels the United man hasn't had enough time on the pitch of late to warrant inclusion, while also clarifying the decision to call up veteran striker Defoe.
I've talked with Wayne and I think there's a chance he's fit for the weekend.
But also, the injury, coupled with the fact he's really not had a lot of game time recently, and others have in that area of the pitch, has sort of determined my decision on that one.
It was important not to look at [Defoe's] age and dismiss them from your thinking.
His goalscoring record generally is phenomenal, but in particular this season in a team that perhaps aren't creating as many chances as other teams. His strike-rate is outstanding.
I didn't want to look at his age and think he's finished with England.
Gareth Southgate believes there are things that can be done to improve the mental strength of his England players.Read the full story ›
New England manager Gareth Southgate says he wants to create an exciting team that the country can be proud of.Read the full story ›
The Football Association have confirmed the appointment of Gareth Southgate as the new England manager on a permanent basis.Read the full story ›
Gareth Southgate's appointment as England manager is expected to be rubber stamped on WednesdayRead the full story ›
Gareth Southgate has completed his formal interview to become England's next manager and could be appointed by the end of the monthRead the full story ›
Wayne Rooney won't start against Spain on Tuesday night, England interim manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed.Read the full story ›
Gareth Southgate will continue to encourage England's defence to play with bravery, and says he doesn't fear the challenge of being manager.Read the full story ›