And your point is Wozza? Under Mclaren's stewardship Boro won the first silverware in its history, qualified for Europe twice and got to a European Final. So he then went on to balls it up at England, bigger names than him have failed in that job. Tell me, if someone offered you the England Manager's job for near enough £1m a year would you refuse it?
Steve Gibson made agood choice in McLaren and had no reason to believe appointing Southgate would not be equally as successful.