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Quiz

  1. Who was the last English manager to win the top division in England?
  2. Who holds the record for most games managed in the Premier League with 828 games?
  3. Which manager's sacking was described as a "panic decision" and "wrong" by Gary Lineker, who said he had shed a tear when he heard the news?


  4. Which club did Sir Alf Ramsey manage for 8 years before he became England manager in 1963?
  5. Which club did Paul Gascoigne manage for a short spell in 2005?
  6. Footballer Roy Keane had a nasty argument with which international manager in 2002?
  7. Who once said: "I was just saying to your colleague, the referee has got me the sack, thank him ever so much for that, won't you?"?
  8. Name the first overseas manager to win the FA Cup?
  9. Which club did Bobby Charlton manager from 1973 to 1975?
  10. Bobby Robson has managed four mainland European football clubs; can you name them?
  11. As of 2020, three managers have won the Champions League a record three times as manager; can you name them?
  12. Jose Mourinho started his top-tier managerial career in September 2000 with which club?
  13. As of 2020, who has managed the most teams in the Premier League, having taken charge of seven different clubs?
  14. Which manager did Jose Mourinho call "a voyeur"?
  15. As of 2020, which manager holds the record for the most promotions in English football, with eight?
  16. After a short spell coaching the Sunderland youth team, in 1965 Brian Clough was offered the manager's job of which club?

Answers:

  1. Howard Wilkinson (Leeds United - 1991/92, the season before the Premier League begun)
  2. Arsene Wenger (Alex Ferguson has managed 810 games)
  3. Claudio Ranieri (who won the 2015/16 Premier League with Leicester City and was sacked the next season)
  4. Ipswich Town
  5. Kettering Town
  6. Mick McCarthy
  7. Graham Taylor
  8. Ruud Gullit (1997, as his Chelsea side beat Middlesbrough 2–0)
  9. Preston North End
  10. PSV Eindhoven (twice), Sporting CP (known as Sporting Lisbon), Porto, and Barcelona
  11. Bob Paisley, Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane
  12. Benfica
  13. Sam Allardyce
  14. Arsene Wenger
  15. Neil Warnock
  16. Hartlepool United



Quiz II

  1. Jurgen Klopp has managed two German clubs, can you name both?
  2. Who is the youngest ever manager to win the Premier League?
  3. Before Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson managed three Scottish clubs; can you name them?
  4. Which three British clubs has Belgium manager Roberto Martinez managed?
  5. In October 2018, Sven-Goran Eriksson returned to international football with which country?
  6. Can you name the oldest man to manage in the Premier League?
  7. Who was the young manager of Third Division Bournemouth when they knocked holders Manchester United out of the FA Cup on 7 January 1984?
  8. Who took FC Twente to their first ever Dutch league title in 2010?
  9. Who was the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup?
  10. Who managed the Great Britain football team at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London? And who done the same role at London's 2012 Olympics?
  11. After England, Glenn Hoddle managed which three clubs?
  12. Who once said: "Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is."?
  13. Who was the last British manager to manage Real Madrid? (He took Real Madrid to the league title before being sacked a few months later in the next season)
  14. Who became manager of Peterborough United Football Club in 2019?
  15. Who was the last manager to manage Nottingham Forest in the Premiership?
  16. Which manager said: "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that."?

Answers:

  1. Mainz and Borussia Dortmund
  2. Kenny Dalglish (with Blackburn Rovers in 1994/5, aged 44)





  3. East Stirlingshire, St Mirren and (a very successful period as manager of) Aberdeen
  4. Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, and Everton
  5. Philippines
  6. Roy Hodgson (he will be 73 on the same weekend the 2020-21 season starts in August)
  7. Harry Redknapp
  8. Steve McClaren
  9. Jock Stein (with Celtic in 1967)
  10. Matt Busby (1948). And Stuart Pearce in 2012
  11. Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers
  12. Johan Cruyff
  13. John Toshack
  14. Darren Ferguson (Sir Alex Ferguson's son)
  15. Ron Atkinson
  16. Bill Shankly
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