English footballer manager. Known for his tactical expertise and solid record, he became manager of the England national football team after the 2006 World Cup. A former midfielder for several lower league clubs, he was assistant manager of Manchester United 1999–2001 under Alex Ferguson and manager of Middlesbrough 2001–06, before spells in Holland and Germany.
Dutch League Championship 2010
English League Cup 2004
A midfielder, he played for Hull City 1979–85, followed by stints at Derby County, Bristol City, and Oxford United. An injury ended his career as a player in 1990, but he stayed at Oxford United as a coach, then returned to Derby as assistant manager. He is credited with the tactical strategies that helped Manchester United win the Premiership, Champions League, and FA Cup, all in 1999. He took Middlesbrough to their first victory in a major competition, the Carling Cup in 2004, two FA Cup finals in 2002 and 2006, and a UEFA Cup final in 2006. He was vilified by much of the English media after England failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championships and he was sacked in November 2007. He rebuilt his career at Dutch side FC Twente, where he won the league title in 2010. In July 2010 he became manager of German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, but he was sacked in February 2011. After a short stint as manager of Nottingham Forest, he managed Dutch club FC Twente for a second time 2012–2013.