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List of notable or famous coaches from England, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in England and even some popular coaches who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English 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 England is included when available.

List people include Bob Woolmer, Iain Dowie and many more.

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

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Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Bobby Robson Died at 76 (1933-2009) Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson, CBE was an English footballer and football manager. His career included periods playing for and later managing the England national football team. ...more

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Bob Woolmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Bob Woolmer Died at 59 (1948-2007) Robert Andrew Woolmer was an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator. He played in 19 Test matches and 6 One Day Internationals for England and ...more

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Hope Powell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Hope Powell age 51 Hope Patricia Powell CBE is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until ...more

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Gary Ablett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Gary Ablett Died at 47 (1965-2012) Gareth Ian "Gary" Ablett was an English professional footballer and manager. He played as a defender from 1985 until 2001. He spent nine years with Liverpool, and went on to win the FA ...more

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Bob Fulton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Bob Fulton age 68 Robert "Bob" Fulton AM is a retired Australian rugby league football player, coach and commentator. Fulton played, coached, selected for and has commentated on the game with great ...more

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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Gary Johnson age 62 Gary Stephen Johnson is an English football manager and former player who is currently the manager of League Two side Cheltenham Town. Johnson was formerly with Cambridge United, Kettering Town, ...more

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Herbert Chapman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Herbert Chapman Died at 56 (1878-1934) Herbert Chapman was an English association football player and manager. Though he had an undistinguished playing career, he went on to become one of the most successful and influential managers ...more

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Tony Mowbray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Tony Mowbray age 54 Anthony Mark "Tony" Mowbray is an English former professional football player and the current manager of Coventry City. Mowbray played for Middlesbrough, Celtic and Ipswich Town as a ...more

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Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alan Shearer age 47 Alan Shearer OBE, DL is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England ...more

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Basil D'Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Basil D'Oliveira Died at 80 (1931-2011) Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE, known affectionately around the world as "Dolly", was a South African cricketer who played for England. D'Oliveira was classified as 'coloured' under the ...more

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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from England
John Barnes age 54 John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE is a Jamaican-born English former footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. During his playing career, Barnes ...more

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Simon Easterby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Simon Easterby age 42 Simon Easterby is a former Irish rugby union footballer. He is currently the forwards coach for the Ireland national rugby union team.

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Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Brian Clough Died at 69 (1935-2004) Brian Howard Clough, OBE was an English football player and manager. As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He ...more

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David Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from England
David Lloyd age 71 David Lloyd is an English former cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire and Test and One Day International cricket for England. He also played semi-professional football for ...more

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Ray Hudson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Ray Hudson age 63 Ray Hudson, is a retired professional football player and former coach who currently works as an English-language football commentator on beIN Sport.

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Mike Catt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Mike Catt age 46 Michael John "Mike" Catt OBE is a South African-born former English rugby union footballer who played for London Irish and Bath. He earned 75 international caps for England and played ...more

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Chris Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Chris Adams age 47 Christopher John Adams is a former English first-class cricketer who briefly represented his nation at Test and One Day International level. An aggressive right-handed batsman, occasional ...more

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David Platt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from England
David Platt age 51 David Andrew Platt is an English former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder. Most recently he was Assistant Manager at Manchester City until his ...more

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Graham Gooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Graham Gooch age 64 Graham Alan Gooch OBE DL is a former English cricketer who captained Essex and England. He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation, and through a career spanning ...more

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Ashley Giles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Ashley Giles age 45 Ashley Fraser Giles MBE is an English retired cricketer. Giles played the entirety of his 14-year first-class career at Warwickshire County Cricket Club. He played 54 Test matches and 62 One Day ...more

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Harry Redknapp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Harry Redknapp age 71 Henry James "Harry" Redknapp is an English football manager and former player, who was most recently manager of Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, until his resignation in ...more

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Bob Wilson age 76 Robert "Bob" Primrose Wilson OBE is a former Scotland international football goalkeeper and later broadcaster and is noted for creating the charity the Willow Foundation As a player, ...more

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Alan Butcher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alan Butcher age 64 Alan Raymond Butcher is a former English cricketer who is part of a family known for its strong cricketing connections. Although only selected to play for England on one occasion, he was lauded ...more

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Steve Bruce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Steve Bruce age 57 Stephen Roger "Steve" Bruce is an English football manager and former player who is currently the manager at Hull City. Born in Corbridge, Northumberland, he was a promising schoolboy ...more

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Alf Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alf Ramsey Died at 79 (1920-1999) Sir Alfred Ernest "Alf" Ramsey was an English footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963 to 1974. His greatest achievement was winning the 1966 World Cup ...more

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Vince Karalius is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Vince Karalius Died at 76 (1932-2008) Vincent Peter Patrick Karalius was an English rugby league player and coach. He played as a loose forward and was part of the Great Britain squad which won the 1960 World Cup. He forged a ...more

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Clive Charles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Clive Charles Died at 52 (1951-2003) Clive Charles was a football player, coach and television announcer. Charles began his career with West Ham United, where his brother John Charles played, and finished it in the Major Indoor ...more

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Alan Curbishley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alan Curbishley age 60 Llewellyn Charles "Alan" Curbishley is an English former football player and manager. He played, as a midfielder for West Ham United, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic ...more

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Alan Knill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alan Knill age 53 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 ...more

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Graham Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Graham Thorpe age 48 Graham Paul Thorpe MBE is a former English cricketer who played for Surrey and England. A left-handed middle-order batsman and slip fielder, he appeared in exactly 100 Test matches.

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Tony Diprose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Tony Diprose age 45 Tony Diprose is a former English rugby union footballer. He played at number 8. Diprose attended The Campion School, Hornchurch. In 1995/96, Diprose captained England A to an unbeaten season, ...more

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Matthew Maynard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Matthew Maynard age 52 Matthew Peter Maynard is an English former cricketer. He played in four Tests and fourteen ODIs for England. He is currently Director of Cricket at Somerset County Cricket Club. Maynard was a ...more

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Jeremy Snape is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Jeremy Snape age 44 Jeremy Nicholas Snape is a former English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and bowled right-arm offbreak. Snape holds a Masters in Sports Psychology, and has worked with a variety of ...more

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Geoff Cook is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Geoff Cook age 66 Geoff Cook is a former English cricketer, who played in seven Tests and six ODIs from 1981 to 1983. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, stated "A player held in great respect by his fellow ...more

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Bruce Rioch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Bruce Rioch age 70 Bruce David Rioch is a football manager and former player. His last managerial post was at Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga in 2008. As a player, he made more than 550 appearances in the ...more

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Darren Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Darren Edmondson age 46 Darren Stephen Edmondson is an English former professional footballer who is currently manager of Barrow.

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Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Chris Hughton age 59 Christopher William Gerard "Chris" Hughton is a former professional football player and current manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. In 1979, he became the first mixed race player to ...more

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Nigel Pearson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Nigel Pearson age 54 Nigel Graham Pearson is an English football manager and former professional player. He is currently in his second spell as manager of Leicester City, having previously managed Hull City, ...more

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Chris Powell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Chris Powell age 48 Christopher George Robin "Chris" Powell is a retired footballer who is the current manager of Championship club Huddersfield Town. He had a long club career as a left back, during ...more

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Chris Woods is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Chris Woods age 58 Christopher 'Chris' Charles Eric Woods is a former England international football goalkeeper, who played in the Football League and Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, ...more

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John Emburey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Coaches from England
John Emburey age 65 John Ernest Emburey is a former English cricketer, who played for Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Western Province, Berkshire and England. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman noted, concerning Emburey's ...more

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Alan Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alan Stubbs age 46 Alan Stubbs is a retired English footballer, who is currently the head coach of Hibernian. He played as a centre back before he was forced to retire due to a knee injury on 20 August 2008. He ...more

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Carl Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Carl Fletcher age 37 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 ...more

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Mark Crossley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Mark Crossley age 48 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 ...more

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Warren Joyce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Warren Joyce age 53 Warren Garton Joyce is a former footballer who played in The Football League, and now works as a coach.

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Paul Grayson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Paul Grayson age 47 Adrian Paul Grayson is a former English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Yorkshire and Essex. Grayson made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 1990 where he played for five years. ...more

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Neil Back is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Neil Back age 49 Neil Antony Back MBE is a former international rugby union footballer for England and the British and Irish Lions who also played for Nottingham RFC, Leicester Tigers, and captained both England ...more

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Alex Codling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Alex Codling age 44 Alex Codling born 25 September 1973 in Lewisham is a former Rugby Union lock forward. He is the current head coach of Rosslyn Park Rugby Union Football Club. He won his only cap for England ...more

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Stuart Law is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Stuart Law age 49 Stuart Grant Law OAM is an Australian-born cricketer. He was also the head coach of Bangladesh national cricket team, as from July, he succeeded fellow Aussie Jamie Siddons, who left shortly ...more

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Jack Robertson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Jack Robertson Died at 79 (1917-1996) John David Benbow "Jack" Robertson was an English cricketer, who played county cricket for Middlesex, and in eleven Tests for England. A right-handed opening batsman of consistency and ...more