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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 51 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 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 Shearer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
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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Alan Tait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 53 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 76 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 52 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 30 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 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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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 48 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 50 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 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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Colin Calderwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 53 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 51 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 50 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 46 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 54 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 44 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 48 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 58 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 45 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 39 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.

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George Burley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
George Burley age 61 George Elder Burley is a Scottish football manager and former player. Burley had a professional career spanning 21 years as a player making 628 appearances and earning 11 Scotland caps. His most ...more

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Glenn Kirkham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 35 Glenn Charles W. Kirkham is an English field hockey player.

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Graham Rowntree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 46 Graham Christopher Rowntree is a former English rugby union player. He played loosehead prop for Leicester Tigers and England. He was capped 54 times for England, despite having to compete for ...more

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Grant Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 42 Grant Robert Murray is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for and manages Raith Rovers. His versatility has seen him play in several positions during his career, such as a ...more

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Gregor Townsend is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 44 Gregor Peter John Townsend MBE is a former Scottish rugby union player and now the Head Coach of the Glasgow Warriors. Townsend represented both Scotland and the British and Irish Lions winning ...more

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Hope Powell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
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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Hugh Robertson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Hugh Robertson Dec. at 71 (1939-2010) Hugh Robertson was a Scottish association football player and manager. He played as a winger for the Dundee team that won the Scottish league championship in 1962, and the Dunfermline side that ...more

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Ian Crook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 55 Ian Stuart Crook, is a football coach and former professional player, who began his career with Tottenham Hotspur before making 418 appearances for Norwich City. A central midfield player, who ...more

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Ian McGeechan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 71 Sir Ian Robert McGeechan OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach. His nickname is "Geech".

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Iffy Onuora is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Iffy Onuora age 50 Ifem "Iffy" Onuora is a Scottish former professional footballer, manager and current equalities coach for the Professional Footballers Association. As a player he was a forward from ...more

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James Massara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
James Massara James Massara is the Player Performance Manager at the London Broncos and former head coach of Championship One side London Skolars. He is the former coach development manager for the Rugby ...more

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Jeremy Davidson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 43 Jeremy Davidson is a rugby union lock who played club rugby for Dungannon, Ulster, London Irish and Castres Olympique. At international level he represented Ireland with 32 caps and also ...more

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Jim Telfer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 78 James "Jim" Telfer is a Scottish rugby union coach and a former rugby player. A former headmaster at Hawick High School and chemistry teacher, he has won fame as a Scottish forwards ...more

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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
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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John Herbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
John Herbert age 55 John Herbert in Meadows, Nottingham is a graduate of Central Art and Design. A retired English sportsperson, who represented Great Britain as both a triple jumper and a bobsledder. Competing in ...more

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John Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 63 John Lloyd is a former professional tennis player who reached an ATP world ranking of 21 from 23 July 1978 to 30 July 1978 and who was ranked as UK number 1 in 1984 and 1985. He now works as ...more

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John Nicks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 88 John Allen Wisden Nicks is a British figure skating coach and former pair skater. With his sister and pairs partner, Jennifer Nicks, he is the 1953 World champion. As a coach, his skating pupils ...more

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Jonathan Hammond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Jonathan Hammond age 37 Jonathan Hammond is a British sport shooter.

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Karen Barber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 56 Karen Barber is an English ice dancer. She is the 1983 European bronze medalist and competed at two Olympics with partner Nicky Slater.

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Kenny Dalglish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 67 Kenneth Mathieson "Kenny" Dalglish MBE is a Scottish former footballer and manager. In a career spanning 22 years, he played for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with ...more

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Kenny Shiels is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Kenny Shiels age 61 Kenny Shiels is a Northern Irish football player and manager, who last managed Greenock Morton. He spent all of his playing career at different levels in the Irish Football League. Shiels then ...more

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Kevin Lynch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Kevin Lynch Kevin Lynch is an English soccer coach.

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Lee Merrien is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
Lee Merrien age 38 Lee Merrien is a British middle distance and long-distance runner. He has been named to the British team for the 2012 Summer Olympics following a Facebook campaign after he was initially not ...more

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Linford Christie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 58 Linford Cicero Christie OBE is a former sprinter from the United Kingdom. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British ...more

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Liz McColgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Coaches from the United Kingdom
age 53 Elizabeth McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athlete. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World ...more