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Gareth Southgate has scooped the Coach of the Year award at the BBC SPOTY awards in Birmingham after a unanimous decision in favour of the England boss.
Southgate guided England to their best ever World Cup campaign for 28 years after they reached the semi-finals and was the man responsible for getting the country to believe in our football team again.
The BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2018 is...
:star: GARETH SOUTHGATE :star:
:tv::radio::iphone: https://t.co/f24qzdA3gV #SPOTY pic.twitter.com/Oiauq48BP1
- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 16, 2018
Gareth Southgate led his country to an unbeaten qualifying campaign, guided the Three Lions to a first World Cup semi-final in 28 years and united a nation in the process.- bet365 (@bet365) December 16, 2018
He then guided his side to the UEFA Nations League Finals.
The 2018 BBC Coach of the Year. pic.twitter.com/jwV1cib6pX
Southgate was on stage with England captain and BBC SPOTY nominee Harry Kane to reminisce about the summer before Gary Lineker announced that the former Middlesbrough manager had scooped the Coach of the Year award.
Of course, being the absolute hero that he is - Southgate gave a typically wonderful speech where he focused on his group of players:
Southgate, you're the one. It's just a shame there was no waistcoat sported tonight...