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Famous Coaches from Wales

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List of notable or famous coaches from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Wales and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Wales is included when available.

Examples of people on this list: Mark Hughes, Gareth Baber and more.

This historic coaches from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Wales?" These prominent coaches of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh coaches.

Use this list of renowned Welsh coaches to discover some new coaches that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (27 items)



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    Alan Thomas Curtis is a former Wales international footballer, who played as a forward; he is now the first-team coach at Swansea City. He began his career with Swansea City in 1972, and spent the next seven years with the "Swans", winning promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1977–78 and out of the ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Pentre, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Alan Richard Knill is a former Wales international footballer who played as a central defender for several clubs, including Halifax Town, Swansea City, Bury, Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United and made one appearance for Wales in 1988. He has also managed Rotherham United, Bury, Scunthorpe United ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Slough, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Carl Neil Fletcher is a Welsh professional former football player and manager, currently employed as youth team manager at Bournemouth. As a midfielder Fletcher represented Wales at senior international level for five years, scoring one goal in 36 appearances. Having made his professional debut for ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Camberley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Clive Griffiths

    Clive Ronald Griffiths is a former Wales international rugby league and rugby union player and current coach of the North Wales Crusaders rugby league club and Director of Rugby at Doncaster Knights. Born in Loughor, Swansea, he was affectionately known as "Clive the Ship" after the family pub in nearby ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Wales
    • Profession: Coach
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    Craig Bellamy
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    Craig Douglas Bellamy is a Welsh former footballer. Born in Cardiff, Bellamy began his career with Norwich City. He went on to play for Coventry City and Newcastle United, before spending half a season on loan at Celtic in 2005. He returned to the Premier League later that year, playing for Blackburn ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soccer Player
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    Dai Rees

    David 'Dai' Rees is a Welsh former rugby union player. He attained four caps for the Wales B side, and was also a National Squad member in 1986. Rees played club rugby for Abercarn RFC, the South Glamorgan Institute, Swansea RFC, Newport RFC and Newbridge RFC. He later became player/coach at Cross Keys ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Abercarn, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Dean Nicholas Saunders is a former Welsh international footballer who played as a striker in a professional career which lasted from 1982 until 2001 and is currently interim manager of Crawley Town FC. He was a high profile Premier League player in the 1990s for both Liverpool and Aston Villa, and set a ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Andrzej Edward "Eddie" Niedzwiecki; born 3 May 1959) is a Welsh former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Wrexham and Chelsea and is now first-team coach at Stoke City. After retiring early due to injury Niedzwiecki became a coach with Chelsea and then Arsenal before working with Mark Hughes with ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Gareth Baber is a Welsh former rugby footballer and now a rugby union coach. He is the current coach of the Hong Kong national rugby sevens team. During his playing career Baber earned a Blue for Oxford University's rugby team. He also featured at scrum-half for Pontypridd RFC, and featured prominently ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Rugby Player, Coach
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    Gareth Jenkins

    Gareth John James Jenkins is a former Welsh rugby union rugby player, and former head coach of the Welsh national team. After a long and distinguished career at Llanelli RFC, Jenkins was appointed Wales coach in 2006, succeeding Mike Ruddock. He was sacked by the Welsh Rugby Union on 30 September 2007, ...more

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    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Burry Port, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Jimmy Murphy
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    James Patrick "Jimmy" Murphy was a football player who made over 200 appearances for West Bromwich Albion and won 15 caps for Wales. He later became manager of the Welsh national team. Murphy is most famous for being a strong, influential figure at Manchester United from 1946 until the 1970s, as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1910-1989)
    • Birthplace: Pentre, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Joseph Patrick "Joey" Jones is a former Welsh international football full-back who played for Liverpool, with whom he won the European Cup.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Llandudno, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    John Toshack
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    John Benjamin Toshack OBE is a Welsh former footballer player, and a football manager now. His most recent managerial position was at Khazar Lankaran in the Azerbaijan Premier League. He has also managed several others clubs including Swansea City, who he took from the Fourth Division to the First in ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Kenny Jackett
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    Kenneth Francis Jackett is a former professional footballer, who has since moved into management. He is the current head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers. A skillful left-footed player, able to play in defence or midfield, Jackett was capped 31 times for Wales, for whom he was eligible through his ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Lynn Howells

    Lynn Howells is a former rugby union player – most notably with Pontypridd RFC – but better known as a rugby union coach. Howells was born in the Rhondda Valleys.more

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    • Birthplace: Rhondda, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Mark Bowen

    Mark Rosslyn Bowen is a Welsh former footballer He was a left-back who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, West Ham United, Shimizu S-Pulse, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Reading. He also played international football for Wales. Since retiring in 1999, he has worked as assistant to ...more

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    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Neath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Mark Crossley
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    Mark Geoffrey Crossley is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer, now a Goalkeeping Coach at Football Championship side Barnsley. As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1988 until 2011 and he has previously played for numerous clubs in England's top flight, notably for Nottingham Forest, ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Barnsley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Mark Hughes
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    Leslie Mark Hughes, OBE, is a Welsh former footballer and current manager of Stoke City. During his playing career he was most noted for two spells at Manchester United, but he also played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as well as the English clubs Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and finally Blackburn ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Ruabon, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Manager, Coach, Footballer
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    Mark Jones

    Mark Jones is a football manager.more

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    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Coach
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    Martyn Walter Margetson is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international, who is a goalkeeping coach for Cardiff City. A youth player at Manchester City, where he went on to appear over 50 times, he spent time on loan at Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Luton Town before moving to ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Neath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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