England Football Managers
England Football Managers List – England Managers Key Facts & Stats
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!
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|Coach / Manager||Term||Tournament Placings||Win %*||Played||W||D||L||Born/Died||Country||Football Player and Management Career|
|Gareth Southgate||2016||2018 World Cup Semi-finalists.||59%||41||24||9||8||1970||England, Watford.||Gareth Southgate played for Crystal Palace between 1988 (junior) to 1995 (senior). He moved to Aston Villa in 1995 then Middlesbrough in 2001. He was appointed manager in 2006. Gareth Southgate made 57 appearances for England between 1995 and 2004. Gareth Southgate was England under-21 manager between 2013 and 2016. On 27th September 2016 he took temporary charge of the senior England team. Gareth Southgate accepted the England manager role on 30th November 2016 with a four year contract. 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. 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 played for Crystal Palace Youth Team, Tonbridge Angels, Maidstone United, Ashford Town, Bearea Park (South Africa) and Carshalton Athletic. Hodgson 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 and since 2017 is manger of Crystal Palace.
|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||2008-2011||2010 World Cup 2nd round.||67%||42||28||8||6||1946||Italy||Fabio Capello played for SPAL 1907, AS Roma, Juventus and AC Milan. Capello was a TV pundit then football manager of AC Milan, later Real Madrid, AS Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid. 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.||Steve McClaren played for Hull City, Derby County, Lincoln City (on loan), Bristol City and Oxford United. McClaren coached Oxford United then was assistant manager at Derby County, Manchester United (assistant) then anger at Middlesbrough.|
||60%||67||40||17||10||1948||Sweden, Sunne.||Sven was the first foreign English manager and he proved to be one of the most successful. Eriksson played for Torsby IF, SK Sifhälla, KB Karlskoga and Västra Frölunda. Eriksson managed Degerfors IF, IFK Göteborg, SL Benfica, AS Roma, Fiorentina AC, Sampdoria UC & SS Lazio. Sven-Göran Eriksson became almost as famous for his love of women as for the game.|
|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. 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 played for Tottenham Hotspur, AS Monaco, Chelsea and made 53 senior England appearances between 1979-88. Hoddle joined Swindon Town as player/manager and later Chelsea in same capacity. Hoddle managed Tottenham Hotspur from 2001-2003.|
|Terry Venables (aka El-Tel)||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.
Having retired El-Tel was 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||1982-1990||
||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. 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:
|Joe Mercer (caretaker manager)||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||1963-1974||
||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 Walter Winterbottom||1946-1963||
||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 of all England football 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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