London Tube station renamed in honour of Gareth Southgate

Southgate Underground tube station on the Piccadilly Line has been rebranded with Gareth Southgate's name by TFL. Picture: Getty Images
Southgate Underground tube station on the Piccadilly Line has been rebranded with Gareth Southgate's name by TFL. Picture: Getty Images
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Gareth Southgate’s return from a successful World Cup managing England has been marked with the temporary renaming of an Underground station after him.

Southgate Tube station was re-branded Gareth Southgate from Monday morning in a stunt to last 48 hours, Transport for London (TfL) announced.

His squad’s fourth place in Russia was England’s best result since they also lost in the semi-final at Italia 90.

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The Piccadilly line station in Enfield, north London, will carry its alternative moniker until the end of Tuesday.

Mark Wild, TfL’s London Underground managing director, said: “The great performance of the England team this summer brought people of all ages together in celebration.

“We’re delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the team by renaming the station in his honour.

“This is another great example of how we, and brands, can work creatively together.”