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Gareth Southgate has voted SPOTY coach of the year as England take the prize after a thrilling summer run to the Euro 2020 final

ENGLAND coach Gareth Southgate won the award for coach of the year at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

South Gate Landing the prize after taking the lead His football players in their brilliant period to the final Euro 2020, along with his team, also won the SPOTY team of the year award.

The British boss speaks at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony after winning the award

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The British boss speaks at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony after winning the awardCredit: PA
Southgate masterminded helping England reach Euro 2020 final

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Southgate masterminded helping England reach Euro 2020 finalCredit: PA
England players win the award for team of the year

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England players win the award for team of the yearCredit: Getty

The Three Lions’ journey has finally ended in a heartbreaking fashion with a penalty shootout defeat to Italy at Wembley.

Reflecting on winning the award, Southgate told the BBC: “The other coaches nominated are excellent, we have some outstanding talent in this country.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Steve (Netherlands) in particular and all the staff that work with the team. Football management is a complicated business and I’m very fortunate to work with these guys. good people make it easier for me.”

Of his team, he added: “I know other teams that have won titles, but I think what appeals to everyone is this team – from youngest to oldest, from players per minute to players. players not minutes.

“(They) have really pulled together all summer. They have represented the country brilliantly both on and off the pitch.”

Borussia Dortmund and England stars Jude Bellingham The 18-year-old was also in the stands and praised Southgate for his management style.

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He said: “I think the great qualities of Gareth are the way he manages people, the way he makes you feel like part of the team.

“It’s no secret that you can only play 11 players at a time and the way he makes you feel like a member of the team may not play every game really well.

“You always feel like you have a challenge, you always feel loved and there are always people around to support you.”

Southgate showed his class after a heartbreaking final defeat

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Southgate showed his class after a heartbreaking final defeatCredit: AFP

Southgate has led the nation to believe that football is good and has indeed ‘come home’ to a great summer of football.

Final beat old enemy Germany with a score of 2-0 at Wembley was a highlight of the tournament, and meant that Southgate’s name would go down in English football history.

His efforts paid off when he signed the contract new contract worth £6m a year Last month lasted until 2024.

The SPOTY Coach of the Year award goes to the person who has made the biggest contribution to British sport in the past 12 months.

And the 51-year-old has certainly made his mark this calendar year.

2021 also sees Southgate lead England to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

A spot in Qatar has been secured after breaking a record Won 10-0 against San Marino in November.

A stellar World Cup campaign could see outstanding coach of the year Southgate return once again in 12 months’ time.

This year is Southgate was voted Coach of the Year for the second time at SPOTY.

He won the award for the first time in 2018 after England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in history.

And Southgate and Co wowed the nation once again at the Euros in the summer.

Their efforts meant he and his players were recognized at SPOTY as they were named coach and team of the year.

Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu wins main prize, with Raheem Sterling shortlisting outside the top three.

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