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

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Ade Mafe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Ade Mafe age 52
Adeoye "Ade" Mafe is a retired English sprinter. He is currently unemployed and has previously worked for Chelsea, Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons, West Bromwich Albion and Watford.

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Alan Curbishley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 61
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 Shearer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 48
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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Alan Tait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 54
Alan Victor Tait is a Scottish dual-code rugby footballer and coach. He was until January 2012, head coach at Newcastle Falcons and a former rugby league and rugby union footballer who played ...more

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Alex Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 77
Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. His time at the club has led to Ferguson ...more

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Andrew Armitage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Andrew Armitage age 53
Andrew Armitage (born October 9, 1965) is an English-born Finnish cricketer.

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Ashley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Ashley Jackson age 31
Ashley Jackson is an English field hockey player. He was a member of the Great Britain squad that finished ninth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 77
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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Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Dec. 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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Brendan Venter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Brendan Venter age 49
Brendan Venter is a former rugby union player who played at centre and also coached for London Irish. He is currently Technical Director at Saracens. He is a qualified MD. Venter came on as ...more

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Carl Hester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 51
Carl Hester MBE is a British dressage rider competing at Olympic level. As of 8 August 2012 the Fédération Equestre Internationale rank him 12th in the world riding Uthopia.

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Chris Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 48
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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Colin Calderwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 54
Colin Calderwood is a Scottish football player and coach. Calderwood made over 150 league appearances for Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur. He was a regular player for the Scotland national ...more

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Colin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 52
Colin Ray Jackson, CBE is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic ...more

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Dai Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 51
David "Dai" Young is a Welsh former rugby union and rugby league player, presently Director of Rugby at London Wasps. Born in Aberdare in 1967, Young lived in Penywaun for many years, ...more

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Darren Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 47
Darren Stephen Edmondson is an English former professional footballer who is currently manager of Barrow.

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Dave Brailsford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Dave Brailsford age 54
Sir David John "Dave" Brailsford, CBE is a British cycling coach. He was formerly performance director of British Cycling and is currently general manager of Team Sky.

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David Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
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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David Moyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 55
David William Moyes is a Scottish football manager and former player who is currently manager of Real Sociedad. Previously the manager of Preston North End, Everton and Manchester United, Moyes ...more

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Declan Devine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Declan Devine age 45
Declan Devine is a Northern Irish manager and former footballer who used to manage Derry City in the League of Ireland Premier Division. Devine left the club at the end of the season by mutual ...more

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Dougie Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 49
Douglas Robert Brown is a former Scottish cricketer, currently employed as a coach for Warwickshire C.C.C.. He is an all-rounder who has represented both England and Scotland at One Day ...more

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Eddie Niedzwiecki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 59
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 ...more

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Elena Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Elena Allen age 46
Elena Allen is a British sports shooter. She also represents Wales in the Commonwealth Games having previously represented England.

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Gavin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Gavin Love age 40
Gavin Love is a former British professional basketball player and current head coach for Copenhagen Wolfpack of the Danish Basketball League. The 6 feet tall former Point Guard was educated at ...more

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George Allison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 74 (1883-1957)
George Frederick Allison was an English football journalist, broadcaster and manager. He was the BBC's first sports commentator and Arsenal's second longest serving manager.