First Team Regular
Jun 18, 2011, 4:44 AM
Post #1 of 19
When Nottm Forest play Leicester City on 20 August 2011, an East Midlands derby will be spiced up by the fact that both clubs are managed by former England managers.
It will surely be the first time that happens in the second tier.
On a separate note, several clubs have had two managers who managed England before or after managing the club:
If you include caretaker England managers:
- Ipswich Town - Alf Ramsey, Bobby Robson
- Newcastle United - Kevin Keegan, Bobby Robson
- Fulham - Bobby Robson, Kevin Keegan
- Tottenham Hotspur - Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle
- Wolverhampton Wanderers - Graham Taylor, Glenn Hoddle
- Manchester City - Kevin Keegan, Sven Goran Eriksson
- Leeds United - Don Revie, Terry Venables
- Middlesbrough - Terry Venables (co-manager with Bryan Robson), Steve McClaren
- Barcelona - Bobby Robson, Terry Venables
That leaves only Ron Greenwood and Fabio Capello since 1963. If Brian Clough had been appointed England manager in 1974 (instead of Don Revie) or in 1977 (instead of Ron Greenwood), that would give us an addition pairing - Nottingham Forest: Brian Clough, Steve McClaren. Even if it were instead of Don Revie, and Brian Clough had never moved to Leeds United to replace him, Leeds United would still have had a pair (Terry Venables and Howard Wilkinson).
- Aston Villa - Joe Mercer, Graham Taylor
- Crystal Palace - Terry Venables, Peter Taylor
- Leicester City - Peter Taylor, Sven Goran Eriksson
- Notts County - Howard Wilkinson, Sven Goran Eriksson
- Manchester City have 3, with Joe Mercer added.
- Leeds United have 3, with Howard Wilkinson added.
Only Alf Ramsey, Joe Mercer and Don Revie have led a club to the title (the last in 1974). If the FA are going to stick with a "foreign manager", they should try a successful Scotsman - Kenny Dalglish perhaps.
(This post was edited by rainjar on Jun 18, 2011, 7:49 AM)