Can England do it this time ? Can England finally win an International Trophy again?. England are the bookmakers favourites and with Gareth Southgate now into his 5th year of a job that has an average tenure for England managers of 1.23 years, he must be doing a good job and is now the time ? We thought it would be interesting to compare how long other Euro winning managers had been in the job when they won.
Fernando Santos Portugal 2014 to 2016, also managed Greece 2010 – 2014
6 years of International management.
Santos managed Portugal’s Big Three, he won five major titles with Porto. For the better part of the 2000s he worked in Greece, mainly with AEK Athens and PAOK. In 2010, he was appointed the Greek national team coach and then led Portugal to victory in the Euro 2016
Vicente del Bosque appointed Spain manager in 2008, winning in 2012 with 4 years of experience
Maybe the the greatest and most successful managers of all time?. To date the only football manager to have won the Champions League, the European Championship, and the World Cup, as well as the Intercontinental Cup.
Luis Aragonés won with Spain in 2008 after 4 years in charge.
Spent most of his time coaching at Atlético Madrid but also coached seven other La Liga clubs as well as the Spain national team, whom he led to their second European Championship title in 2008. He died on 1 February 2014 aged 75.
German Otto Rehhagel won with Greece in 2004 3 years after his appointment.
Rehhagel coached the Greece national team from 2001 to 2010 – during that period, the Greek team won the 2004 European Championship and qualified for the 2010 World Cup, their second World Cup finals participation. It was there most successful period in International football.
Roger Lemerre won the title in 2000 with France after 2 years in charge but had served a previous year as assistant.
Led three national teams during his career: France, Tunisia and Morocco. He also managed numerous clubs in France, Tunisia, Turkey and Algeria. He is currently the head coach of Étoile du Sahel.
So maybe Gareth is in the sweet spot now of International experience ? Maybe this time things can be different and England can go all the way, let’s keep our fingers crossed 🤞. And good luck to all of our home nations.
While the Euro’s are on we are doing our best to avoid games being on the same playing time as the England games, moving games where we can to be able to play and then watch 👍, some games we can’t move. Keep playing though when you can so we can keep the games going and fitness ticking along ⚽👍 .