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 F.A., 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 football is coming home again!
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|Coach / Manager||Term||Tournament Placings||Win %*||Played||W||D||L||Born/Died||Football Player and Management Career|
|Gareth Southgate||2016||2018 World Cup Semi-finalists||52%||25||13||7||5||1970||Gareth played for Crystal Palace between 1988 (junior) to 1995 (senior). He moved to Aston Villa in 1995 then to Middlesbrough in 2001 where he played until 2006 before becoming Middlesbrough manager. Gareth made 57 appearances for England between 1995 and 2004. Gareth has been the England under-21 manager since 2013 and, after being in temporary charge of the senior England team since 27 September 2016 he accepted the role of England manager on 30th November 2016 on a four year contract.
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|Sam Allardyce||2016||100%||1||1||0||0||1954||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. Player manager at Limerick, Caretaker manager at Preston North End.
Managed Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Sunderland until 2016.
After getting the “dream job” he had waited for all his career Big Sam resigned after just 67 days by mutual agreement with the FA.
||2012-2016||2012 European Championship 1/4-final||59%||56||33||15||8||1947||Played for Crystal Palace Youth Team, Tonbridge Angels, Maidstone United, Ashford Town, Bearea Park (South Africa) & Carshalton Athletic.
Managed Halmstads BK (Sweden), Bristol City, IK Oddevold, Örebro and Malmö FF (Sweden), Neuchâtel Xamax (Switzerland), FC Internazionale Milano (Italy), Blackburn Rovers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC København (Denmark), Udinese Calcio (Italy), United Arab Emirates, Viking FK (Norway), Finland national team, Fulham, Liverpool & West Bromwich Albion until May 2012.
|Stuart Pearce (caretaker manager)||2012||0%||1||0||0||1||1962||Played for Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, West Ham United & Manchester City.
Caretaker manager at Nottingham Forest, manager at Manchester City.
Also manager of Team GB for the summer Olympic games in 2012.
|Fabio Capello||2008-2011||2010 World Cup 2nd round||67%||42||28||8||6||1946||Played for SPAL 1907, AS Roma, Juventus & AC Milan.
TV pundit then management at AC Milan, later Real Madrid, AS Roma, Juventus & Real Madrid. Currently Russian manager. Devout Catholic and lover of fine art, particularly Wassily Kandinsky.
|Steve McClaren||2006-2007||50%||18||9||4||5||1961||Played for Hull City, Derby County, Lincoln City (on loan), Bristol City & Oxford United.
Coached Oxford United after retiring, then Derby County (assistant manager), Manchester United (assistant) & Middlesbrough (manager).
|Sven-Göran Eriksson||2001-2006||2002 World Cup 1/4-final
2004 European Championship 1/4-final
2006 World Cup 1/4-final
|60%||67||40||17||10||1948||Sven was the first foreign English manager and he proved to be one of the most successful.
Played for Torsby IF, SK Sifhälla, KB Karlskoga & Västra Frölunda.
Managed Degerfors IF, IFK Göteborg, SL Benfica, AS Roma, Fiorentina AC, Sampdoria UC & SS Lazio.
Became as famous for his love of women as for the game.
|Peter Taylor (caretaker manager)||2000-2001||0%||1||0||0||1||1953||Played for Southend United, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient, on loan to Oldham Athletic, Maidstone United & Exeter City. At Dartford as player-manager. Also managed Southend United, Dover Athletic, Gillingham & Leicester City.|
|Kevin Keegan||1999-2000||European Championship group stage||39%||18||7||7||4||1951||Played for Scunthorpe United, Liverpool, SV Hamburg, Southampton & Newcastle United.
Managed Newcastle United (twice) and Fulham. Famous for “poodle perm” hairstyle in the 70s.
|Howard Wilkinson (caretaker manager)||1999, 2000||0%||2||0||1||1||1943||Played for Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion & Boston United (player-manager).
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||Played for Tottenham Hotspur, AS Monaco & Chelsea.
Joined Swindon Town as player/manager and later Chelsea in same capacity. Manager of Tottenham Hotspur from 2001-2003.
|Terry Venables (aka El-Tel)||1994-1996||1996 European Championship semi-final||48%||24||11||12||1||1943||Played for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Queen’s Park Rangers, Crystal Palace.
Coached first at Crystal Palace, later at Queen’s Park Rangers, Barcelona & Tottenham Hotspur.
Having retired he has recently returned as technical advisor to Wembley FC.
|Graham Taylor||1990-1993||1992 European Championship group stage||48%||38||18||13||7||1944||Played for Grimsby Town & Lincoln City.
Youngest ever coach at age 21. Coached Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa.
England failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup under his tenure.
Famous for his call to a linesman “Hey! – Tell your pal that he’s just cost me my job.”
|Sir Bobby Robson||1982-1990||1986 World Cup 1/4-final
1988 European Championship group stage
1990 World Cup 4th place
|49%||95||47||30||18||1933-2009||Played for Fulham & West Bromwich Albion.
Player/coach of Vancouver Royals in Canada.
Between 1992 and his death in 2009 Sir Bobby successfully battled off cancer 4 times, sadly losing his 5th battle. Bobby Robson was Graham Taylor’s predecessor as England manager.
|Ron Greenwood||1977-1982||1980 European Championship group stage
1982 World Cup 2nd round
|60%||55||33||12||10||1921-2006||Played for Bradford Park Avenue, Brentford, Chelsea & Fulham. Assistant manager at Arsenal. Managed England Youth and U-23 teams and West Ham United. Later BBC pundit.|
|Don Revie||1974-1977||48%||29||14||8||7||1927-1989||Played for Leicester City, Hull City, Manchester City, Sunderland & Leeds United which he later successfully managed.
Both Don and arch-rival Brian Clough, came from Middlesbrough.
|Joe Mercer (caretaker manager)||1974||43%||7||3||3||1||1914-1990||Played for Everton, Aldershot, Chester & Arsenal.
England caretaker manager for 36 days
Managed Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Coventry City.
|Alf Ramsey||1963-1974||1966 World Cup Champions
1968 European Championship 3rd place
1970 World Cup 1/4-final
|61%||113||69||27||17||1920-1999||[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”qUrYH1pp-SE” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”Sir Alf led England to victory over Germany in 1966″]. Played for Southampton & Tottenham Hotspur. 32 England appearances.
Trained Ipswich before England. A keen fan of self-improvement evidenced by the elocution lessons he took.
|Walter Winterbottom||1946-1963||1950 World Cup group stage
1954 World Cup 1/4-final, 1958 World Cup group play-off
1962 World Cup 1/4-final
|56%||139||78||33||28||1913-2002||Played for Manchester United & Chelsea (guest appearance).
At 16 years Walter is the longest serving England manager and that’s unlikely to be beaten in the foreseeable future. He trained as a teacher and taught in Oldham.
Reserve player for an England v Scotland match in 1942.
“I Wouldn’t Say I’m The Best Manager But I’m In The Top One” – Brian Clough, who didn’t make the England football managers list
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