Southgate leaving FA role

20 July 2012 01:17

Gareth Southgate is to quit the Football Association after only 18 months - dashing hopes that the former England defender would become the body's new technical director.

Southgate is leaving is post as the FA's head of elite development and has said he no longer wishes to be considered for the role of technical director.

Southgate, who will continue to work as a pundit for ITV, said in a statement: "I'd like to place on record just how much I've enjoyed working at the FA over the past 18 months. It really has been an honour and a pleasure."

Source: PA