Football Managers in History

Events in Sport

  • 2018-04-20 Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1913-09-02 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • 1917-07-03 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1924-12-03 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1927-07-10 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1930-04-06 David Sexton, English football manager, born in Islington, London (d. 2012)
  • 1931-10-25 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
  • 1932-10-27 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1935-03-21 Brian Clough, English football player and manager, born in Middlesborough, England (d. 2004)
  • 1935-05-08 Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
  • 1938-01-13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1938-07-28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1938-08-09 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1939-01-03 Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), born in Edessa, Greece (d. 2020)
  • 1939-11-13 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1940-02-24 John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), born in Ilford, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-05-03 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager, born in Beek, Netherlands
  • 1941-07-08 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • 1941-11-27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • 1941-12-31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1945-03-04 Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • 1946-05-22 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • 1947-03-02 Harry Redknapp, English soccer winger (West Ham United; AFC Bournemouth) and manager (Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, QPR, Southampton), born in London, England
  • 1948-02-05 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager & player, born in Sunne, Sweden
  • 1948-02-24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • 1948-03-17 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • 1948-11-22 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), born in Žitište, Serbia (d. 2020)
  • 1949-01-12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • 1949-02-02 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • 1949-03-17 Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-09-03 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager (Columbia 2012-18), born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina
  • 1949-10-22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born Strasbourg, France
  • 1950-03-12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • 1951-02-03 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • 1951-10-20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • 1952-04-14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish Gaelic football manager and player, born in Kenmare, Ireland
  • 1952-05-19 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • 1953-03-04 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1953-04-01 Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian soccer manager (AC Milan, Lazio, Internazionale, Torino, Juventus, UAE, Japan), born in Meldola, Italy
  • 1954-04-19 Trevor Francis, British football player and manager, born in Plymouth, England
  • 1954-05-11 John Gregory, English football manager
  • 1954-09-25 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 1954-10-19 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • 1956-01-16 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1957-03-15 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1957-11-08 Alan Curbishley, English football manager (Charlton Athletic), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England
  • 1959-11-07 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1959-11-18 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1960-04-16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1961-05-03 Steve McClaren, English football manager, born in Fulford, York, England
  • 1962-07-12 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1963-01-26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • 1963-03-12 Ian Holloway, English football manager
  • 1964-03-01 Paul Le Guen, French soccer midfielder (17 caps; PSG) and manager (Rennes, Lyon, Rangers, PSG, Le Havre), born in Pencran, France
  • 1964-09-28 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • 1964-12-21 Rob Kelly, English football manager, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1965-01-27 Mike Newell, English soccer striker (Blackburn Rovers) and manager (Luton Town), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1967-12-22 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1969-03-04 Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
  • 1970-02-12 Bryan Roy, Dutch football manager and player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1971-11-03 Unai Emery, Spanish soccer manager (Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal) born in Hondarribia, Spain
  • 1971-12-03 Heiko Herrlich, German soccer manager and forward (5 caps; Bayer Leverkusen; Borussia Dortmund), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1972-11-06 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1981-10-12 Brian Kerr, Scottish football manager, born in Dublin, Ireland

Deaths in Sport

  • 1981-09-29 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1989-05-26 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • 1990-07-12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • 1996-02-14 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • 1999-04-28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager, dies at 79
  • 2001-04-16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • 2002-02-16 Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
  • 2004-09-20 Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager, dies of cancer at 69
  • 2006-04-18 John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 2006-04-21 Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • 2010-03-03 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • 2011-04-22 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2011-06-24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • 2012-11-25 David Sexton, English football manager, dies at 82
  • 2015-10-17 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), dies at 69