A Half-Decent Manager Would Have Saved Boro!

Last updated : 17 May 2009 By Boro Mad
Southgate should have been sacked months ago, as we went from one pathetic performance to another, with the boss stumbling from one mistake to another.

We've used the word 'clueless' so many times on this website it defies belief.

But still the chairman believed the former England international would turn the corner.

It didn't happen ... and the Boro fans told Southgate exactly what they thought of him after the Villa match on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate (we asked if the booing affected his desire to stay at the club): "It has an impact I have to say.

"But I think emotions run high after a game like that, mine were high and so were the emotions of the supporters.

"Whatever happens at the end of the season, I am going to go on holiday and if we didn't stay in this league I would want to take the team back up, I'm pretty clear on that.

"But sometimes a reaction like that has a short-term impact on you - there's no question.

"I live with this hour by hour, not a day goes by when I don't wake up thinking about it, and not an evening goes by without me going to bed think about it.

"I would be lying if I said it didn't hurt, but I am big enough to deal with it."