'A brilliant man' - Gareth Southgate on Terry Venables
England manager pays his own tribute to Terry Venables, who sadly passed away on Saturday 25 November 2023
Gareth Southgate has paid his own tribute to former England player and manager Terry Venables, following the news of his passing at the age of 80.
The current Three Lions boss was given his international debut by Venables in 1995 and went on to feature in the UEFA EURO 96 campaign under his charge, which saw the England team reach the semi-finals amid a wave of support from across the nation.
"Any player will have great affinity with the manager that gave them their opportunity, but it was quickly evident playing for Terry Venables that he was an outstanding coach and manager," said Southgate.
"Tactically excellent, he had a wonderful manner, capable of handling everyone from the youngest player to the biggest star.
"A brilliant man, who made people feel special, I’m very sad to hear of his passing and my thoughts are with Yvette and all of his family."
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