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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 Curtis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from Wales
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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: 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: 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: 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from Wales
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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: 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: 51
    • Birthplace: Abercarn, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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    Dean Saunders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from Wales
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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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    Eddie Niedzwiecki

    Eddie Niedzwiecki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from Wales
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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: 56
    • Birthplace: Bangor, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach
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