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Terry Venables

"I now think it is time to restore fun and enjoyment and the only way to do that is by winning games."

24 matches in charge

P 24 W 11 D 12 L 1 F 35: A 13
72% successful
FIFA Rankings: from 11th to 13th

1994-96

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players managed:
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Profile

Full name Terence Frederick Venables
Born 6 January 1943 at 313 Valence Avenue, Dagenham, London [registered in Romford, Essex, March 1943], to Fred & Myrtle, grew up in Bonham Road. He attended Valence and Lymington Schools.
Married twice, firstly to Christine McCann on 4 April 1966 at St Cedd's Church, London [registered as Terrance, in West Ham, Essex, June 1966], secondly to Yvette S. Bazire [registered in Kensington & Chelsea, December 1991].
Height/Weight -

Playing Career

Began with Dagenham Schools before joining Chelsea FC as an amateur in July 1958, turning professional in August 1960. Played 202 league matches, scoring 26 goals, before joining Tottenham Hotspur FC in May 1966 for £80,000, scoring nineteen times in 115 league matches. Joined Queen's Park Rangers FC for £70,000 in June 1969, he played 179 league appearances, scoring another nineteen times. Onto Crystal Palace FC in September 1974 in a player-swap deal, where he played fourteen league matches. QPR attempted to re-buy Venables in November 1974 after missing his worth. Palace manager Malcolm Allison called time on Venable's playing career on 1 January 1975.
Football League Cup winners 1964-65; FA Cup winners 1966-67; Football League Division Two
Individual honours England 1964 (two appearances), England U23 (four appearances), England amateur (one appearance), England Youth, England schoolboy. Football League (one appearance). Football League Cup winners 1964-65; FA Cup winners 1966-67;

Management Career

Club(s) Started as coach at Crystal Palace FC at the beginning of 1975 and becoming the club's manager in June 1976. Venables was hot property and a wanted man. Arsenal FC attempted to lure him at the time too in the summer of '76, and Chelsea FC too, a year later. Venables was involved in the England U21 set-up under Ron Greenwood in January 1978, when he became Dave Sexton's coach. Birmingham City FC attempted to replace Alf Ramsey with Venables, Jimmy Armfield wanted him as his assistant at Leeds United AFC and the Australian national team wanted him, all in 1978. In December 1979, a £1m four-year contract to coach the New York Cosmos was not enough to entice Venables away from England. Venables remained loyal to Palace, but Palace were not loyal to him, so he left to take over as Queen's Park Rangers manager on 14 October 1980 and soon he became its second largest shareholder in November 1981. In the 1983 summer, Arsenal FC wanted him again, as did Tottenham Hotspur FC. He did however join Barcelona FC in May 1984 until his dismissal in September 1987, returning to Tottenham Hotspur FC as manager on 23 November 1987, becoming its Chief Executive in July 1991, where he remained until his acrimonious split in June 1993.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winners 1977-78; Football League Division Two winners 1978-79, 1982-83; FA Cup runners-up 1981-82, winners 1990-91; La Liga Champions 1984-85; European Cup runners-up 1985-86; Copa de la Liga winners 1985-86; FA Charity Shield shared 1991;
Individual honours Premio Don Balón for best coach 1985;

England Career

England tenure Appointed national team coach 28 January 1994 under a contract expiring at the conclusion of the European Championship 1996 final tournament; Venables had decided at the Euro 96 draw in December 1995, that he would not be seeking to renew his contract the following summer. A view shared by a few within the confines of the Football Association.
Other applicants The day after Graham Taylor's resignation, the apparent intent of the Football Association was to appoint a new manager at the end of the 1993-94 season.  In the meantime, a caretaker manager would be employed to oversee England's fixtures. This was supposed to be between Don Howe, Steve Coppell and Venables.  The FA were split as to which direction the vacancy should go.  Some favoured the inexperienced, but well-named candidates, particularly Ray Wilkins, but also Bryan Robson and Kevin Keegan or Trevor Francis.  But others wanted experience, such as Howard Kendall or Howe.  The job of finding the right man fell to Jimmy Armfield, who came up with three names, Venables, Howard Wilkinson and Gerry Francis.
First match No. 703, 9 March 1994, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, aged 51 years 62 days.
Last match No. 726, 26 June 1996, Germany 1 England 1 (6-5 penalty kicks after extra time), a European Championship semi-final match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, aged 53 years 172 days.
Major tournaments European Championship finals 1996.
Team honours Semi-finalist and level at third place in the European Championship 1996 final tournament.
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Don Howe was his assistant. Bryan Robson the assistant coach.

Beyond England

Management Career

Club(s) Took over as the national coach of Australia in November 1996, and at the same time the Chairman of Portsmouth FC.  He left Australia in 1997 after failure to reach the World Cup 1998 Finals, and soon left Portsmouth too.  In March 1998, he returned to Crystal Palace FC as a manager, but it promised to be a false dawn for the club as he left the following January.  Venables' remained out of work until December 2000, when he became Bryan Robson's assistant at Middlesbrough FC to help stave them from relegation. They both left the club on 12 June 2001.  Another year away from the game and he returned to manger Leeds United AFC from 8 July 2002 until his sacking on 21 March 2003.  Returned to the England set-up in August 2006 as McClaren's assistant, and left at the time of McClaren's sacking.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football Association Hall of Fame 2002.

 

Terry Venables - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 21 10 10 1 32 13 +19 5 12 1.524 0.619 71.4 +9
Away 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 2 3 1.00 0.00 66.7 +1
All 24 11 12 1 35 13 +22 7 15 1.458 0.542 70.8 +10

 

Terry Venables - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

- - - - - - - - - - - - -
ECF 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
European Championship 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
Minor Tournament/Cup 3 1 1 1 6 7 -1 0 0 2.00 2.333 50.0 =0
Friendly 16 8 8 0 21 3 +18 6 13 1.313 0.188 75.0 +8
All 24 11 12 1 35 13 +22 7 15 1.458 0.542 70.8 +10

 

Terry Venables - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Finals Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1996 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
ECF Total 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
Total 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Matches in which Terry Venables was in charge of England
Took charge on 28 January 1994
Friendlies
1 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (71,970)
Platt HW
2 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0 [3-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (23,659)
Anderton, Beardsley, Platt (2 (1 pen)), Shearer HW
3 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (64,327)
  HD
Season 1994-95
4 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (38,629)
Shearer (2) HW
5 707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (48,754)
R.Lee
Dumitrescu
HD
6 708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (37,196)
Platt HW
7 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England
Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
(40,000)
D.Kelly AabD

Abandoned after 27 minutes because of crowd violence. The Republic were leading 1-0. Officially void and recorded as a scoreless draw, because caps were awarded to the eleven England players.

8 710 29 March 1995 - England 0 Uruguay 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (34,849)
  HD
Umbro Cup
9 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (21,142)
Anderton, Platt (pen)
Ihara
HW
Hashiratani
10 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3 [1-2]
Elland Road, Leeds
(32,008)
Sheringham, Platt, Anderton
Mild (2), K.Andersson
HD
11 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (67,318)
Le Saux
Juninho, Ronaldo, Edmundo
HL
Season 1995-96
Friendlies
12 714 6 September 1995 - England 0 Colombia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (20,000)
  HD
13 715 11 October 1995 - Norway 0 England 0 [0-0]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (21,006)
  AD
14 716 15 November 1995 - England 3 Switzerland 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (29,874)
Pearce, Sheringham, Stone
Knup
HW
15 717 12 December 1995 - England 1 Portugal 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (28,592)
Stone
P.Alves
HD
Resignation announced December 1995
16 718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (29,708)
L.Ferdinand HW
17 719 24 April 1996 - England 0 Croatia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (33,650)
  HD
Glenn Hoddle announced as Venables' replacement on 2 May 1996, to take affect after Euro 96
18 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (34,184)
Anderton (2), Platt HW
19 721 23 May 1996 - PR China 0 England 3 [0-1]
Workers' Stadium, Chaoyang District, Beijing (65,000)
Barmby (2), Gascoigne AW
European Championship Finals in England
20 722 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (72,000/76,567)
Shearer
Turkyilmaz (pen)
HD
21 723 15 June 1996 - Scotland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (76,864)
Shearer, Gascoigne HW
22 724 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (76,798)
Kluivert
Shearer (2 (1 pen)), Sheringham (2)
HW
23 725 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [2-4]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (75,440)
  HD
24 726  26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (75,862)
Kuntz
Shearer
HD
Resignation took effect 26 June 1996

Notes

Terry Venables was in charge for only 23 matches, and only the last five came in serious competition.  His coaching abilities were unquestioned, and, unlike his immediate predecessor and successor, he was superb at media relations.  Still, his stay was too short to gauge how far he might have been able to take the team.  His early departure--the result of his judgment, undoubtedly accurate, that the Football Association did not completely support him because of his business and legal disputes-- was the first in a series of events that thrust the England team into long-term instability.

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CG