Gareth Southgate is the ultimate middle aged crush according to viral thread


Why Gareth Southgate is the ultimate middle-aged crush! Women reveal the unlikely reasons why the England manager leaves them swooning – from his ‘knitted ties’ to ‘looking like he knows how to build a bookcase’

  • Gareth Southgate will lead England against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semifinal
  • Viral thread has described the football manager as ‘ultimate middle-aged crush’ 
  • Comedian Madeleine Brettingham tweeted: ‘I just want him to drive me to a colonoscopy appointment then sit outside eating a scotch egg’ 

Millions of Brits will tune into England’s blockbuster match against Denmark this evening, with the nation dreaming that the Three Lions will qualify for their first final since 1966.

And while most eyes will firmly fixed on the football, some have revealed their attention will instead be on manager Gareth Southgate – with many swooning over the former defender.

A viral thread has described the 50-year-old father-of-two as the ‘ultimate middle aged crush’ with many saying he’d ‘hang the washing properly’ and ‘butter toast just the way you like it’.

The thread started when comedian Madeleine Brettingham tweeted: ‘I just want him to drive me to a colonoscopy appointment then sit outside eating a scotch egg in dignified silence,’ which lead to a flurry of responses from adoring fans who praised the manager for ‘giving good hugs’ ‘making great tea’ and ‘bringing home chocolate’.

Millions of Brits will tune into England’s blockbuster match against Denmark this evening, with the hopes the Three Lions will qualify for their first final since 1966. And while most eyes will firmly fixed on the football, some have revealed their attention will instead be on manager Gareth Southgate – with many swooning over the former midfielder

Another replied: ‘The following week, I can see him in a pre-bbq panic quest to the local BP for some briquettes and a cheeky chicken and mushroom Ginsters. Arriving back home with a delightful £2.99 bouquet of daises for your good self’.

‘He is definitely the type to ask if you want anything from the shop and you say no but he gets you a chocolate bar anyway just because he’s lovely,’ added a third.   

‘When you’ve run out of kirby grips/hair bands/clips you realise he’s been popping all those he’s found lying around the house in the little cup that nobody uses but that he knows you love and can’t bear to throw out,’ commented one.

Others even joked the thread was like the ‘discovering the Rosetta Stone’ and ‘explained exactly what women want’.

The thread started when comedian Madeleine Brettingham tweeted: 'I just want him to drive me to a colonoscopy appointment then sit outside eating a scotch egg in dignified silence,' which lead to a flurry of responses from adoring fans who praised the manager for 'giving good hugs' 'making great tea' and 'bringing home chocolate'.

The thread started when comedian Madeleine Brettingham tweeted: ‘I just want him to drive me to a colonoscopy appointment then sit outside eating a scotch egg in dignified silence,’ which lead to a flurry of responses from adoring fans who praised the manager for ‘giving good hugs’ ‘making great tea’ and ‘bringing home chocolate’.

‘From watching the match the other day, it’s clear he gives a good hug – the rest of the England team were lining up to get one of his hugs,’ said one, while another added: ‘All I want in life is someone to hug me like Gareth Southgate hugs the England team’.

Many praised the manager, saying they’d imagine him helping out around the house and doing small acts to show his love, while others commented on his ‘knitted ties’ and ‘cool dress sense’.

‘He’d pair your socks the way you like them, put them in the drawer and buy you flowers on a Sunday.

One of the most successful managers in English history, Southgate has lead England to two semi-finals, including against Denmark tonight

Many praised the manager, saying they'd imagine him helping out around the house and doing small acts to show his love.

Many praised the manager, saying they’d imagine him helping out around the house and doing small acts to show his love.

‘He’d definitely push the trolley round Ikea and queue up to get the meatballs while you grab a table and chill for a few minutes. He’d buy you a Daim cake without even asking,’ added another. 

‘He’d hang the washing *properly* making sure not to stretch the shoulders of your cardigan, and use the curtain tie-backs even though he thinks they’re a bit fussy,’ joked one.  

England fans across the country are already getting for tonight’s blockbuster Euro 2020 semi-final. 

Southgate’s men face the Danes at 8pm at Wembley with the winners going on to face Italy in the final on Sunday – in what would be England’s biggest game since 1966.

The nation is right behind the Three Lions, with millions expected to tune in on TV, as well as 60,000 at the stadium. Top tier tickets for the clash are being re-sold for up to £6,500 each on ‘touting’ websites, MailOnline has found.

However, the Danes are expected to provide a stern test, with the team riding a wave after the heart-wrenching collapse of Christian Eriksen in their first match.

And one Danish paper made reference to the Vikings this morning, writing: ‘We plundered you before, we’ll do it again.’

Fans up and down the country shared photos of themselves wearing England shirts and waistcoats as they started work this morning.

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