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Famous Coaches from England

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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.

Use this list of renowned English 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. (312 items)
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Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

Birthplace: Sacriston, United Kingdom

Sir Robert William Robson (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009) was an English footballer and football manager. His career included periods playing for and later managing the England national team ...more
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Bob Woolmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 59 (1948-2007)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Kanpur, Kanpur district

Robert Andrew Woolmer (14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007), known as Bob Woolmer, was an English cricket coach, cricketer, and a commentator. He played in 19 Test matches and six One Day Internationals ...more
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Hope Powell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 52

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

Hope Patricia Powell, CBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former international footballer and women's first-team manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. She was the coach of the England ...more

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Gary Ablett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Gary Ablett Dec. at 47 (1965-2012)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Gareth Ian "Gary" Ablett (19 November 1965 – 1 January 2012) was an English professional footballer and manager. He played as a defender from 1985 until 2001. He spent nine years with ...more
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Bob Fulton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 68

Birthplace: Warrington, United Kingdom

Robert "Bob" Fulton AM (born 1 December 1947) is a former professional rugby league footballer, coach and commentator. Fulton played, coached, selected for and has commentated on the ...more
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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Gary Johnson Age: 63

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Gary Johnson (born 1953) is the former Governor of New Mexico and candidate for U.S. President in 2012 and 2016. Gary Johnson may also refer to:
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Herbert Chapman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 56 (1878-1934)

Birthplace: Kiveton Park, United Kingdom

Herbert Chapman (19 January 1878 – 6 January 1934) was an English association football player and manager. Though he had an undistinguished playing career, he went on to become one of the most ...more
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Tony Mowbray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 55

Birthplace: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

Anthony Mark Mowbray (born 22 November 1963) is an English former professional football player who is the head coach of Championship club Blackburn Rovers. Mowbray played for Middlesbrough, ...more
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Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 48

Birthplace: Gosforth, United Kingdom

Alan Shearer, CBE, DL (born 13 August 1970) is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle ...more

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Basil D'Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 80 (1931-2011)

Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE OIS (4 October 1931 – 19 November 2011) was an England international cricketer of South African Cape Coloured background, whose potential selection by England for the ...more
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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 55

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE (born 7 November 1963) is an English former professional footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. A fast, ...more

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Simon Easterby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 43

Birthplace: Harrogate, United Kingdom

Simon Easterby (born 21 July 1975 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire) is an Irish former rugby union player. He is currently the forwards coach for the Irish national team.
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Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)

Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Brian Howard Clough, OBE ( KLUF; 21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was an English football player and manager. He played as a striker and remains one of the Football League's highest ...more
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David Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 71

Birthplace: Accrington, United Kingdom

David Lloyd (born 18 March 1947) is an English former cricketer, now a commentator, who played county cricket for Lancashire and Test and One Day International cricket for England. He also ...more
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Ray Hudson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 63

Birthplace: Gateshead, United Kingdom

Raymond Wilfred Hudson (born 24 March 1955) is an English retired professional footballer and former manager who currently works as an English-language football commentator on beIN Sports and ...more
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Mike Catt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 47

Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Michael John Catt OBE (born 17 September 1971) is a South African-born former English rugby union rugby player who played for London Irish and Bath. He earned 75 international caps for England ...more
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Chris Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 48

Birthplace: Whitwell, United Kingdom

Christopher John Adams (born 6 May 1970) is a former English first-class cricketer who briefly represented his nation at Test and One Day International level. He is the current interim head ...more
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David Platt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 52

Birthplace: Chadderton, United Kingdom

David Andrew Platt (born 10 June 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Chadderton, Lancashire, Platt began his career as an apprentice at ...more

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Graham Gooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 65

Birthplace: Whipps Cross University Hospital, United Kingdom

Graham Alan Gooch, (born 23 July 1953) is a former English first-class cricketer who captained Essex and England. He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation, and ...more
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Ashley Giles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 45

Birthplace: Chertsey, United Kingdom

Ashley Fraser Giles (born 19 March 1973) is a former English first-class cricketer, who played 54 Test matches and 62 One Day Internationals for England before being forced to retire due to a ...more
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Harry Redknapp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 72

Birthplace: Poplar, London, United Kingdom

Henry James Redknapp (born 2 March 1947) is an English football manager and former player. He has previously managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, ...more

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 77

Birthplace: Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Robert Primrose Wilson, OBE (born 30 October 1941) is a former Scotland international football goalkeeper and later broadcaster.As a player, Wilson is most noted for his 11-year playing career ...more

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Alan Butcher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 65

Birthplace: Croydon, London, United Kingdom

Alan Raymond Butcher (born 7 January 1954) 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 ...more
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Steve Bruce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Age: 58

Birthplace: Corbridge, United Kingdom

Stephen Roger Bruce (born 31 December 1960) is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back. He is the current manager of Newcastle United. Born in ...more

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Alf Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from England
Dec. at 79 (1920-1999)

Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey (22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999) was an English football player and manager. As a player, he represented the England national team and captained the side, but he is ...more