Southgate case to go to Premier League

Last updated : 14 November 2006 By FootyMad
Middlesbrough will ask the Premier League next Monday to allow Gareth Southgate to remain in charge at the Riverside Stadium until the end of the season without the UEFA Pro Licence.

The 36-year-old former England international is working towards his B Licence and will start his A Licence with the FA early in 2007, before enrolling on a Pro Licence course next summer.

Southgate was granted three-month dispensation when he succeeded Steve McClaren as Boro's boss, but that period is now coming to an end.
Chief executive Keith Lamb confirmed: "We have to make an application to the Premier League for special dispensation until the end of the season for Gareth.

"That will be made on expiry of his current dispensation and put before the Premier League Board on November 20. We hope that it will receive sympathetic support."

Southgate guided Boro to a 1-0 victory against West Ham United on Saturday - their fourth three-point haul of the campaign - a result that lifted the Teessiders up to 13th in the Premiership table.