Middlesbrough boss Southgate confirms Pogatetz captaincy

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed Emanuel Pogatetz will remain club captain next season.

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"The way Emanuel captained the side over the last few months has been exceptional," said the Boro boss.

"I think through a difficult period he was very comfortable stepping into that role. He's a natural leader and an outstanding professional and I think his mentality and way of thinking is very much like mine.

"It's important for the manager to have that sort of relationship with the captain."

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