Summer The Make Or Break Time For Southgate!

Last updated : 13 April 2009 By Boro Mad

Gareth Southgate (talking to the Sunday Sun): "Yes you always review everything in the summer.

"Wherever we finish in the league we always sit down at the end of the season and work out what's gone right, what's gone wrong and the reasons for it. Then we'll make decisions on the back of that.

"I know in terms of working on a day-to-day basis, preparing a team and doing the right things on the training field, that I'm a far better manager than I was three years ago.

"I wasn't sure when I first got the job whether it was what I wanted to do long-term. I know it is now, and ironically through the adversity of it, and through the setbacks, I'm more determined to prove myself and to make a real go of it.

"I've proved myself for two-and-a-half years to have been able to manage at this level. We've had a bad half-a-season. At this moment in time that's proving to be costly but there are many reasons for that. There's a lot of circumstances around the position that we're in but I'm very confident in my ability to be successful."