Southgate U-Turn On Toon!

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Gareth Southgate: "I know that Kevin said he would not return to football but I am not entirely surprised he has gone back to Newcastle.

"He is a figure of huge folklore on Tyneside. He is very enthusiastic in everything he does and I am sure he will make a difference there.

"I enjoyed working with Kevin with England even though he didn't always pick me.

"When I was selected I found him to be a really decent man, a good character and a nice fella."