Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate's job is safe.

A senior Boro source told The Times: "If this is a tough year, then it's a tough year, but nobody is getting sacked.

"We always knew it was going to be difficult for Gareth because he's had to close the door on one generation and open the door on another," the source added, "but he's our manager and he's staying as our manager. He's going nowhere."