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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Aug, 11, 2006

Venables Factfile

1943: Born Dagenham, January 6.

1958: Joins Chelsea as an apprentice, going on to score 26 goals in 202 games.

1964: Gains two full England caps against Belgium and Holland.

1966: Transferred to Tottenham for £80,000. Plays 115 League games and scores 19 goals.

1976: Appointed manager of Crystal Palace, the club he joined in 1974 as a player.

1977: Guides Palace to promotion from Division Three.

1979: Takes Palace to Second Division championship.

1980: Palace 13th in Division One. Resigns in October to take over at QPR.

1983: Guides QPR to Second Division championship. Becomes major QPR shareholder and managing director.

1984: QPR fifth in Division One. Resigns in May to take over at Barcelona.

1985: Steers Barcelona to first Spanish League title in 11 years.

1986: Barcelona finish second in Spanish League and reach European Cup final but lose on penalties to Steaua Bucharest.

1987: Sacked in September after finishing second in La Liga. Appointed Tottenham manager in October.

1991: Launches unsuccessful £20million bid for Spurs with Larry Gillick in March. Spurs 10th in Division One but win FA Cup. In June, becomes the club's chief executive after Alan Sugar wins takeover battle with Robert Maxwell.

1993: Contract as chief executive terminated by fellow directors. Reinstated on strength of temporary injunction but then defeated after three-day High Court hearing and ordered to pay costs.

1994: Named England coach in January and begins reign with 1-0 victory over Denmark.

1996: January - Announces he is to resign after Euro 96 because of court cases coming up later in year which he feels could interfere with England's efforts to qualify for 1998 World Cup finals.

June - England knocked out of Euro 96 in the semi-finals by Germany in penalty shoot-out but only after a stunning 4-1 defeat of Holland at Wembley restores confidence to the national game.

July - Venables announces a review of his legal commitments before becoming director of football at First Division Portsmouth.

November: Venables takes over from Scotsman Eddie Thomson as coach of Australia as well as becoming new Portsmouth chairman.

1997: Australia win Venables' first 12 games in charge but fail to qualify for the World Cup finals when two late goals by Iran see the Socceroos lose their play-off on away goals.

1998: Steps down as Pompey chairman after more courtroom action. Confirmed as new Crystal Palace coach.

1999: Leaves coaching post at Selhurst Park, remaining as a consultant.

2000: Appointed as Middlesbrough coach under manager Bryan Robson until the end of the season. He steers Boro clear of relegation before leaving the post at the end of the season.

2002: July 8 - Named manager of Leeds United but quits less than a year later when several key players are sold by the club.

September - Admits having talks to Newcastle but eventually loses out to Graeme Souness.

2006: January - Loses out to Steve Staunton for the Ireland job.

August 11: Named as England manager Steve McClaren's assistant 10 years after leading the side at Euro 96.

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