Famous British Coaches

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Gary Neville
(Football player)
Gary Neville
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Birthdate: February 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, England
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Harry Redknapp
(Football Manager)
Harry Redknapp
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Birthdate: March 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London

Harry Redknapp is an English former soccer player and manager who managed the Portsmouth Football Club, which won the 2008 FA Cup. He also managed other teams like West Ham United and Southampton FC before announcing his retirement in 2017. Along with his wife, Redknapp has been serving as the fundraising president for a charity called Leukaemia Busters since 2004.

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Sam Allardyce
(Football Manager)
Sam Allardyce
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Birthdate: October 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Old Park Farm, Dudley

Sam Allardyce is an English football manager. He currently manages West Bromwich Albion, which competes in the Premier League. Often regarded as a pioneer of sports science in football, Allardyce is renowned for his keenness to use innovative techniques and technology in coaching. He is also a keen proponent of yoga.  

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Roy Hodgson
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Roy Hodgson
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Birthdate: August 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Croydon
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Bill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)
Bill Shankly
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Birthdate: September 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glenbuck, Scotland
Died: September 29, 1981
Bill Shankly is remembered as the man who pulled Liverpool from nowhere and catapulted it to popularity, with wins such as the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup. It is believed he died a sad man, not being allowed to be on the Liverpool board after retiring as a coach.
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Phil Neville
(Football coach)
Phil Neville
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Birthdate: January 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
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Steve McClaren
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Steve McClaren
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Birthdate: May 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fulford
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Dennis Wise
(Football Player)
Dennis Wise
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Birthdate: December 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England, UK
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Kevin Phillips
(Footballer)
Kevin Phillips
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Birthdate: July 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hitchin
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Virginia Wade
(British Former Professional Tennis Player)
Virginia Wade
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Birthdate: July 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England

Virginia Wade is a British former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Wade won three Grand Slam singles titles, including the famous 1977 Wimbledon, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II. A former world No. 1 in doubles, Wade won four Grand Slam doubles titles. After retiring as a player, Wade has worked as a game analyst and commentator.

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Peter Beardsley
(Footballer)
Peter Beardsley
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Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
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Abbie Eaton
(Racing driver)
Abbie Eaton
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Birthdate: January 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hull, England, UK
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Bryan Robson
(Football player)
Bryan Robson
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Birthdate: January 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chester-le-Street, England
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Andy Farrell
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)
Andy Farrell
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Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wigan
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Darren Moore
(Football player)
Darren Moore
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Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Darren Moore is a football manager who is currently managing Sheffield Wednesday Football Club which plays in the English Football League One. A former player, Moore played as a centre-back for teams like Torquay United and Bradford City. In April and September 2018, Moore was named Premier League Manager of the Month and EFL Championship Manager of the Month respectively. 

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Brian Kidd
(Football coach)
Brian Kidd
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Birthdate: May 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manchester, England
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Carrie Grant
(Television presenter, Singer, Vocal coach)
Carrie Grant
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Birthdate: August 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London Borough of Enfield
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Frank Warren
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Birthdate: February 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington
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Clive Woodward
(Rugby union player)
Clive Woodward
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Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ely
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Stephen Constantine
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Stephen Constantine
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Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
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Paul Mariner
(Football player, Coach)
Paul Mariner
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Birthdate: May 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Farnworth, England
Died: July 9, 2021
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Bob Wilson
(Goalkeeper)
Bob Wilson
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Birthdate: October 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chesterfield, England

Known for the enthusiasm and energy with which he would throw himself at his opponents for saving goals, Scottish goalkeeper Bob Wilson became a star during his 11-year stint as an Arsenal player. He later became a coach and an analyst. Following his daughter’s death due to cancer, he launched an emotional-support charity.

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Jo Durie
(Tennis Player)
Jo Durie
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Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Once ranked world number five, British tennis player Jo Durie has two Grand Slam titles in her kitty. She is a seven-time British National Singles winner and a nine-time British National Doubles winner. Post-retirement, she has been working as a coach and a BBC and Eurosport commentator.

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Jason Robinson
(rugby league player, rugby union player)
Jason Robinson
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Birthdate: July 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds
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Stuart Lancaster
(coach, rugby union player)
Stuart Lancaster
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penrith
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Steve Bloomer
(Football player, Football Manager)
Steve Bloomer
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Birthdate: January 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cradley, Worcestershire, England
Died: April 16, 1938
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Mike Ford
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Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oldham
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Andy Robinson
(Rugby union player)
Andy Robinson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taunton
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Walter Winterbottom
(Football team manager)
Walter Winterbottom
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Birthdate: January 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldham, England
Died: February 16, 2002
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Ray Harford
(Football player, Football manager)
Ray Harford
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Birthdate: June 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Halifax, England
Died: August 9, 2003
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Phil Davies
(Rugby union player)
Phil Davies
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Birthdate: October 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wales
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Nicola Minichiello
(Bobsledder)
Nicola Minichiello
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Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Ginger McCain
(Horse Trainer)
Ginger McCain
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Birthdate: September 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southport, England
Died: September 19, 2011
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Daniel Topolski
(Rower, Radio personalities)
Daniel Topolski
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Birthdate: June 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England,
Died: February 21, 2015
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Paul Smalley
(Former footballer right back position)
Paul Smalley
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Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
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Amanda Reddin
(Artistic gymnast)
Amanda Reddin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Britain

British gymnast and Olympian Amanda Reddin has had a successful coaching career, too, with star players such as Beth Tweddle and Jennifer Pinches as her trainees. The British Gymnastics head national coach, however, had to step down while investigations regarding physical mistreatment accusations against her were underway.

Robert Andrew Pick
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Birthdate: November 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nottingham
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Karen Brown
(Field hockey player)
Karen Brown
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Birthdate: January 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Redhill, Surrey, England
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Robert Wade
(Chess Player)
Robert Wade
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Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: November 29, 2008

Robert Wade was a chess player, arbiter, coach, writer, and promoter. A three-time New Zealand champion and two-time British champion, Robert Wade held the titles of International Arbiter and International Master. He also took part in seven Chess Olympiads over the course of his career.

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Bill Burgess
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Birthdate: June 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rotherham, England
Died: July 2, 1950
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Bill Threlfall
(Coach)
Bill Threlfall
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Birthdate: April 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: George Town, Malaysia
Died: March 7, 2007

Bill Threlfall was a professional tennis player and coach. He is best remembered for his work with the BBC where he served as a commentator and sports analyst. Bill Threlfall's voice was associated with BBC's coverage of Wimbledon fortnight for three decades. 

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Barry Bennell
(Paedophile)
Barry Bennell
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Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Manchester