London Tube Station Changes Name to ‘Gareth Southgate’
“Southgate, you’re the one. You still turn me on. Football’s coming home again.” While it might not have come home with the Jules Rimet Trophy, it’s still fair to say that Gareth Southgate and his men made us proud of our national football team again. And to illustrate the point, a London Underground station has just been named after England’s football manager!
Yes, Southgate Tube station has been rebranded Gareth Southgate station from this Monday morning and will stay that way for 48 hours, after the Three Lions finished fourth at the World Cup in Russia.
England’s fourth place finish was the country’s best result since Italia 90 when they also lost in the semi-final to Germany. So to mark the achievement, Transport for London are celebrating the Waistcoated Wonder at the aptly named Southgate Station; “We’re delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the team by renaming the station in his honour.”
Located in Enfield, North London, Southgate Station can be found on the Piccadilly Line and has had its signs changed on the platforms and even outside the entrance of the station to display the manager’s name until the end of Tuesday.
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