Gibson: No plans to sack Southgate

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Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson insists sacking Gareth Southgate would solve nothing as he attempts to drag the club out of deep relegation trouble.

Gibson gave the under-pressure manager his full backing on Tuesday in the face of mounting frustration over the club's plight.

The Boro chairman told the club's official website: "I have spoken with a lot of fans over the last few weeks and they ask me about Gareth Southgate. But the magic wand in our situation isn't sacking Gareth Southgate."

Gibson added: "Of course, everybody has their opinion in football and I understand the frustration of the fans.

"I have always said that we have a knowledgeable crowd at Middlesbrough and you have to respect that.

"I take on board the views of the fans because I care as much as they do. But if I was to sack Gareth Southgate at this stage, how would it help the situation?"

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