John "Jock" Stein CBE (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was a Scottish football player and manager.
He was the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup, with Celtic in 1967. Stein also guided Celtic to nine successive Scottish League championships between 1966 and 1974. Stein worked as a coalminer while playing football part-time for Blantyre Victoria and then Albion Rovers. He became a full-time professional football player with Welsh club Llanelli Town, but returned to Scotland with Celtic in 1951. He enjoyed some success with Celtic, winning the Coronation Cup in 1953 and a Scottish league and Scottish Cup double in 1954.
Ankle injuries forced Stein to retire from playing football in 1957. Celtic appointed Stein to coach their reserve team after he retired as a player. Stein started his managerial career in 1960 with Dunfermline, where he won the Scottish Cup in 1961 and achieved some notable results in European football.
After a brief but successful spell at Hibernian, Stein returned to Celtic as manager in March 1965. In thirteen years at Celtic, Stein won the European Cup, ten Scottish league championships, eight Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups. After a brief stint with Leeds United, Stein managed Scotland from 1978 until his death in 1985.
Terry Venables is the popular, outspoken England manager whose side went out of Euro 96 on penalties in the semi final. It was the Londoner’s only major tournament in charge; he had managed England for 23 games, losing only once.
In this iconic image, you have Venables looking over his England team in their famous Euro 96 campaign.
William Laurence Bingham, MBE (born 5 August 1931) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer and football manager.
As a player, his first professional club was Glentoran, whom he played for between 1948 and 1950. Making the move to England, he then spent eight years with Sunderland, making 227 appearances. In 1958 he switched to Luton Town, making close to 100 league appearances in a three-year spell. This was followed by a two-year association with Everton, where he again went close to 100 league appearances.
He finished his career after breaking his leg in a match for Port Vale in 1964, at the age of 33. He had scored 133 goals in 525 appearances in all domestic competitions. Between 1951 and 1963, he won 56 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 10 international goals, and played at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. His management career would be as notable as his playing career.
After taking charge at Southport in 1965, he was appointed manager of Northern Ireland two years later, after taking the "Sandgrounders" to promotion out of the Fourth Division. During his time as an international manager he also took charge at Plymouth Argyle, and later Linfield.
He led Linfield to a quadruple in 1970–71, his only season in charge. In 1971, he was appointed as the head coach of the Greece national side. Two years later he returned to the domestic game with Everton of England. He returned to Greece for a brief spell in 1977, taking the reins at PAOK. The following year he went back to England to take charge of Mansfield Town for one full season. In 1980, he was re-appointed as Northern Ireland manager, his final position, and a post he would hold for the next thirteen years. He led his nation to the finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1982 and 1986.
The most iconic figure in the history of Liverpool Football Club, according to the official club site.
A charismatic, famously quotable man who realised his dream of turning LFC into English football's most dominant force, Shankly's spirit has quite rightly been stitched into the very fabric of the club.
The Scot took charge of a Second Division outfit that had been starved of success on December 1, 1959, and set about laying the foundations that would see three First Division titles, one Division Two title, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup claimed during his time in charge. But it is the contributions beyond simply putting trophies in the cabinet that secured Shankly's untouchable Anfield legacy.
From founding the mythical Boot Room to revitalising the club’s training facility at Melwood – his influence remained evident in the unforgettable period of success that followed under Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.
Although the conditions for even greater victories were in place by the time Shankly announced his retirement in July 1974, Kopites were truly devastated to hear of the departure of their magnetic leader. In true Shanks fashion, though, he slipped quietly away safe in the knowledge he had set Liverpool FC on the path to greatness.
In this iconic image, you have Shankly surveying his players in training.
Sven-Goran Eriksson is one of Sweden’s top football managers of all time. He got recognition from the entire football world when he won the Uefa Cup with IFK Göteborg in 1982. Since then he’s won 18 trophies with clubs from Sweden, Portugal and Italy. Winning Serie A with Lazio is one of his greatest accomplishments.
Svennis is also remembered for his time as England manager.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Sven-Göran Eriksson on the touchline watching over his Lazio side playing during his time in Italy.
Known as “the man to whom English football owes its finest achievement”, Sir Alf Ramsey led England to victory in the famous 1966 World Cup.
Born on 22 January 1920, as manager of England from 1963 to 1974, Ramsey guided the team to victory in the famous 1966 World Cup, as they beat West Germany 4-2 in the final. He was knighted for his great services to football in 1967.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Sir Alf Ramsey in his England tracksuit during the national anthem in the 1966 World Cup.
Enzo Bearzot had remained in charge of the Italian national team in the four years since the narrow 2-1 World Cup semi-final defeat in Buenos Aires that had seen Holland progress to contest the 1978 World Cup Final at Italy’s expense. Bearzot, despite having had a reasonably uneventful 18-year career in Serie A as a defensive midfielder with Inter Milan and Torino, had been appointed boss of the national side in 1975.
Despite heartbreak in '78, Bearzot led the Azurri to World Cup glory in 1982 in Spain.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Enzo Bearzot chuffing on his pipe watching an Italy training session.
John "Jack" Charlton OBE DL (8 May 1935 – 10 July 2020) was an English footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and managed the Republic of Ireland national team from 1986 to 1996 achieving two World Cup and one European Championship appearances.
Sir Matt Busby is the man who built Manchester United.
Famous for his 'Busby Babes' and then rebuilding the club after the Munich tragedy, Busby was the first manager of an English football club to lift the European Cup. In fact, Busby set such a standard that it took many years for United to reach those heights again.
In this iconic piece of art, you can see Busby with the European Cup.
Twenty trophies in nine seasons - not bad for a man who was loath to make the step into football management.
But then, that was the reluctant genius that was Bob Paisley, the manager given the unenviable task of succeeding the legendary Bill Shankly.
A humble son of the North East, Paisley was always more at ease in the wings rather than centre stage, but when it came to knowledge of the game and the ability to spot a player, his record spoke volumes.
Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Alan Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan, Ian Rush and Mark Lawrenson were just some of the players brought to Anfield during Paisley's time in charge and each went on to cement themselves as Liverpool legends.
In the process, three European Cups, six league championships, three League Cups and one UEFA Cup were added to the Anfield honours board.
Paisley's achievements in such a short period in charge at Liverpool cannot be overstated, nor will they ever be eclipsed and he is quite rightly recognised as one of the greatest football managers of all-time.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Paisley is his usual matchday suit.
Kenny Dalglish - a Liverpool legend both as a player and manager.
Dalglish replaced Joe Fagan in the 1980s, initially combining the roles of playing and managing.
Dalglish was the last of the great Boot Room Liverpool managers - in his first spell he led the team to the league and FA Cup double in his first season. He won the First Division twice more with Liverpool and the FA Cup one more time.
In his second spell as manager, Dalglish led Liverpool to the 2012 League Cup.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Dalglish in the late 80s in a classic Adidas bench coat.