England Football Managers 🏴⚽👨🏻
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The England manager job is one of the top jobs in international football but comes with high expectations from the FA, England players, the press and England fans. Successes are quickly overshadowed the moment the England team doesn’t live up to expectations. It’s certainly a challenge that hasn’t ended well for most England football managers but England fans still live in hope that football is coming home again. England’s next chance first involves qualification for the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament to be held in Germany between Friday 14 June 2024 and Sunday 14 July 2024.
- Italy v England
Thursday 23 March 2023 at 19:45 GMT. UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group C. Live on Channel 4 in UK.
- England v Ukraine
Sunday 26 March 2023 at 5pm GMT. UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group C. Live on Channel 4 in UK.
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|Coach / Manager 👨🏻||Term||Best Tournament Placings||Win %*||Played||W||D||L||Born/Died||Country||Football Experience and England Management Career|
(Current England manager)
||61%||83||51||18||14||1970||🏴 England, Watford||Gareth Southgate was confirmed as the current England manager on 30th November 2016, initially with a 4 year contract. Following England’s exit from the 2022 World Cup at the quarter-final stage Gareth took time to consider his position. Gareth, and his assistant Steve Holland, have both signed new contracts until December 2024, after the Euro 2024 tournament.
Gareth Southgate was previously the England Under-21 manager from 2013 until 27th September 2016 when he took temporary charge of the senior England team until he was confirmed as England manager.
Gareth Southgate quotes:
|Sam Allardyce||2016||100%||1||1||0||0||1954||🏴 England, Dudley||Sam Allardyce played for Dudley Town (as a youth) and Bolton Wanderers (youth and senior), Sunderland, Millwall, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, Limerick and Preston North End. Allardyce was player manager at Limerick, caretaker manager at Preston North End and manger at Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Sunderland until he became England manager. After getting the
dream jobhe had waited for all his career Big Sam resigned after just 67 days by mutual agreement with the FA, the shortest tenure of all England football managers. Allardyce managed Everton for the 2017-18 season.
||2012-2016||2012 European Championship 1/4-final.||59%||56||33||15||8||1947||🏴 England, Croydon||Roy Hodgson was appointed as England manager on 1 May 2012 with a 4 year contract. Roy Hodgson took up the position on 14 May 2012. England rose to third in the FIFA World Rankings under Roy Hodgson, the highest position since rankings were introduced in 1992. Roy Hodgson quotes:
|Stuart Pearce (caretaker manager)||2012||0%||1||0||0||1||1962||🏴 England, London||Stuart Pearce played for Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Manchester City. Pearce was caretaker manager at Nottingham Forest, manager at Manchester Cit and manager of football “Team GB” during the 2012 summer Olympic games.|
|Fabio Capello||2007-2012||2010 World Cup 2nd round.||67%||42||28||8||6||1946||🇮🇹 Italy||Fabio Capello was England manager from 14 December 2007 until 8 February 2012. Capello is a devout Roman Catholic and lover of fine art, particularly Wassily Kandinsky.
|Steve McClaren||2006-2007||50%||18||9||4||5||1961||🏴 England, Fulford||England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing to Croatia 3-2 and Steve Maclaren was sacked the next day.
It was the first major tournament England had failed to qualify for since 1993, and the first time England had missed the European Championships since Euro 1984.
||60%||67||40||17||10||1948||🇸🇪 Sweden, Sunne||Sven was the first non-British manager to become England football manager in January 2001 and one of the most successful England football managers based on England football tournament results. During the 2002 World Cup qualification England defeated Germany 5 – 1, a game that lives long in the memory of England fans. Sven-Göran Eriksson’s love of women became more newsworthy on the front pages of tabloid newspapers than his love for the beautiful game. Sven-Göran Eriksson quotes:
|Peter Taylor (caretaker manager)||2000-2001||0%||1||0||0||1||1953||🏴 England, Rochford||Peter Talyor played for Southend United, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient, on loan to Oldham Athletic, Maidstone United, Exeter City and Dartford as player-manager. Taylor managed Southend United, Dover Athletic, Gillingham and Leicester City.|
|Kevin Keegan||1999-2000||European Championship group stage.||39%||18||7||7||4||1951||🏴 England, Doncaster||Kevin Keegan played for Scunthorpe United, Liverpool, SV Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle United. Keegan managed Newcastle United (twice) and Fulham. Keegan has the lowest win percentage of all permanent England football managers but he did qualify for a major tournament unlike Don Revie or Steve McClaren. Keegan was famous for his “poodle perm” hairstyle in the 1970s.
|Howard Wilkinson (caretaker manager)||1999, 2000||0%||2||0||1||1||1943||🏴 England, Sheffield||Howard Wilkinson played for Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion and Boston United (as player-manager).
Wilkinson managed Mossley AFC, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Sunderland and, briefly in 2004, Shanghai Shenhua.
|Glenn Hoddle||1996-1999||1998 World Cup 2nd round.||61%||28||17||6||5||1957||🏴 England, Hayes||Glenn Hoddle’s win percentage ranks in the top five best England football managers. In spite of results Hoddle’s contract was terminated on 2 February 1999 following controversy over views he expressed in a TV interview including:
|1994-1996||1996 European Championship semi-final.||48%||24||11||12||1||1943||🏴 England, Dagenham||Terry Venables played for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Queen’s Park Rangers and Crystal Palace.
Venables coached first at Crystal Palace, later at Queen’s Park Rangers, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.
One of the more popular England football managers. After retiring El-Tel was appointed technical advisor to Wembley FC.
|Graham Taylor||1990-1993||1992 European Championship group stage.||48%||38||18||13||7||1944||🏴 England, Kings Langley||Graham Taylor played for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City football clubs. Taylor was the youngest ever coach at age 21. He coached Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa. England failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup under his tenure. Taylor famously called out to a linesman:
(Sir Bobby Robson)
||49%||95||47||30||18||1933-2009||🏴 England, Sacriston||Bobby Robson played for Fulham and West Bromwich Albion and was player/coach of Vancouver Royals in Canada. Between 1992 and his death in 2009 Sir Bobby successfully battled with cancer 4 times, sadly losing his 5th battle. Bobby Robson was Graham Taylor’s predecessor as England manager. Sir Bobby is the most popular of all England football managers since Sir Alf Ramsey. Our favorite Bobby Robson quote:
||60%||55||33||12||10||1921-2006||🏴 England, Worsthome||Ron Greenwood played for Bradford Park Avenue, Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham. Greenwood was assistant manager at Arsenal and manager of the England Youth and U-23 teams and West Ham United. Ron was also a BBC pundit. Ron Greenwood quotes:
|Don Revie||1974-1977||48%||29||14||8||7||1927-1989||🏴 England, Middlesbrough||Don Revie played for Leicester City, Hull City, Manchester City, Sunderland and Leeds United, which he later successfully managed.
Both Revie and arch-rival Brian Clough, came from Middlesbrough. Famous Don Revie quote:
|1974||43%||7||3||3||1||1914-1990||🏴 England, Ellesmere Port||Joe Mercer played for Everton, Aldershot, Chester and Arsenal. He managed Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Coventry City. Joe Mercer was England caretaker manager for just 36 days.|
(Sir Alf Ramsey)
||61%||113||69||27||17||1920-1999||🏴 England, Dagenham||As a football player Alf Ramsey played for Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. He also 32 England appearances. As a football manager Ramsey trained Ipswich before England. Alf Ramsey was a keen fan of self-improvement as evidenced by the elocution lessons he took.
Alf Ramsey led England to victory over Germany in 1966. Sir Alf Ramsey remains the most popular of all England football managers.
(Sir Walter Winterbottom)
||56%||139||78||33||28||1913-2002||🏴 England, Oldham||Walter Winterbottom played for Manchester United and Chelsea (guest appearance). At 16 years Walter is the longest serving England manager of all England managers – a record that’s unlikely to be beaten in the foreseeable future. Winterbottom trained as a teacher and taught in Oldham. Walter Winterbottom was a reserve player for an England v Scotland match in 1942.|
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Notes about England Football Managers: * The winning percentage is calculated by dividing the number of games won by the number of games played and rounded to the nearest whole percentage point. Draws and defeats are not taken into account.
Always take into account the win percentage for England football managers does not take into account other factors such as the margin of victory, the quality of the opposition or the overall team performance of the team. For example Sam Alladyce’s 100% win percentage was from just a single match in charge. There are other performance calculations but they are not the “winning percentage”.
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Just wanted to point out Howard Wilkinson was Born in 1943, he is still alive .
Hi Daniel, thanks for pointing out our mistake (a cut and paste error from Walter Winterbottom) which we have now fixed.
Question; Which England manager said ” I won’t select my eleven best players, but rather my best eleven.”
Hi Ralph, thanks for asking but, as far as we are aware, no England football manager ever said that. However, Knute Rockne, a noted US college football manager reportedly said “As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.”
Alf Ramsey is my favourite England manager because of his manner after the 1966 World Cup quarter final against Argentina. He was clearly seething at the behavior of England’s opponents that day at Wembley and called them “animals”. He made his post-match remarks in an aggressive but controlled way and it was at that point you could sense the belief that England could pull it off and that Alf was the man to galvanise his troops and finish the job.