The bringing together of the grumpy and mean Roy Keane and the bumbling nice-guy Gareth Southgate has been one of ITV Sports greatest achievements. On foot of Southgate’s departure, we take a look at just some of the memories Southgate is sure to cherish forever.
The Nani red-card disagreement:
When Keano took a not-unusual anti-United stance, Gareth actually disagreed with his counterpart. It marked a landmark in their relationship, with the latter in fact stopping Keane from speaking at one point. Look closely…
Talking semantics with Adrian and Roy:
When does a heavy rain become a downpour?
Being on Aprés Match:
Figuring out where Adrian put his sandwiches:
On one occasion the gang lost their feed from the Maracana and we came back to studio a little earlier than expected. Someone didn’t have time to grab their backpack from Adrian Chiles’ couch. He managed to hide it off camera, but Gareth wasn’t about to let it go.
Finally bringing up a certain stamping incident:
After years of hiding his underlying, but obvious fear of Keane, the moment finally came. It took a similar incident from Sergio Aguero on David Luiz for him to break his silence, but it was time to bring up that stamp:
And one reason he won’t…