He said: "Whenever you are involved in a tournament like this, you do think about the people who have helped you along the way, and every coach I worked with, teacher, players that I've played with.
Throughout the World Cup, Southgate has been branded a tactical genius and has been praised for the way he handles the media.
"To be able to manage the team to this point, having played in a semi-final as well is really, really special". At the beginning of working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long-term.
He might only be the third man ever to guide England to the last four of a World Cup but due to his sartorial elegance he will also go down as the man who revived the waistcoat from the wastelands of fashion.
"We are hungry for more and we want more and hopefully we can show that on Wednesday".
Gareth Southgate's England side have exceeded all expectations in Russian Federation this summer with the Three Lions preparing to face Croatia tonight, in, what will be just the third World Cup semi-final in their history.
"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!"
"Anyway, we won and the staff made this big thing about my lucky socks, saying I had to wear them next game".
"In honour of the England boss" new-found football fashionista status, we're inviting supporters to grab a waistcoat and button up to beat blood cancer.
England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoat has now become the subject of a transfer bid from the Museum of London. "Croatia deserve respect, they've got some wonderful players".
"I've played in a lot of teams where, bloody hell".
"The last time England were like this was at Euro '96, when Terry Venables gave the players respect as adults, and let us breathe, which took the pressure off, and created a spirit which hasn't been seen again in the national team until this summer". "We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".
"Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".