Ex-England Manager, Venables, dies at 80. Did you know these 10 things about him?


Former England football manager, Terry Venables, has passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday after a long illness.

*Here are 10 things you may not to know about him:*

1. Venables led the men’s national team to the semi-finals of the 1996 European Championships, where they were eliminated by Germany 6-5 on penalties at Wembley.

2. Dagenham-born Venables, affectionately known as El Tel after achieving success overseas at Barcelona, was a pioneer of modern coaching methods.

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3. As a player, he made over 500 appearances for Chelsea, Tottenham, QPR, and Crystal Palace, leaving his mark internationally in management.

4. Throughout his managerial career, he led clubs such as Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, and Barcelona.

5. Venables, who managed England from 1994 to 1996, made a significant impact as a coach.

6. He served Australia as a consultant and chairman at Portsmouth during a period of his career.

7. Describing himself as a “players’ man,” Venables granted players freedom off the pitch and defended them against media criticism.

8. In 2014, with his wife, Venables opened a boutique hotel and restaurant in Penaguila, Alicante, Spain.

9. Co-authoring five novels with writer Gordon Williams, Venables explored literary endeavours beyond football.

10. Credited as the co-creator of the ITV detective series Hazell, Venables showcased his creative side.

Tottenham paid tribute to Venables with a minute’s applause and black armbands during Sunday’s fixture against Aston Villa.

The club expressed deep sadness over his passing in a statement on Sunday.

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