list includes all changes known about from August 2006 to
Player's name (club in the 1970-71 season): club at start
of 2006-2007 season - this club's League position;
current post. (Additional information, as described
means the Bob 70-71 Player is in the FKS World of
Soccer Stars Album for 1970-71, the album on which
the site was originally based.
'Sky' means that the Bob 70-71 Player is listed in
the 2006-2007 Sky Sports Football Yearbook. I've
still included this to show continuity with the old
'COW' means that the Bob 70-71 Player is not in the
Sky yearbook, but that the information is confirmed
by the club's official website.
'BBC' means the information is confirmed by the BBC
website, and mainly applies to Bob 70-71 Players who
took up post after the start of the season.
'Wik' means the information is from Wikipedia, 'the free
encyclopedia', which is used if the Official Website
is not forthcoming with information.
of including the player on the list is merely if I know
about it ! So do inform me of any others you know about,
and apologies in advance for any I've missed.
underlined player's name or player's 70-71 team to find
out more information.
A to Z
Sam Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers youth): Bolton Wanderers -
Premiership; manager (Sky); 29 Apr 07: Sam
leaves Bolton Wanderers. 15 May 07: Joins
Newcastle United as manager.
Gordon Banks OBE (Stoke City): Leicester City - Championship;
Honoury Vice-President. (WoSS, COW)
Frank Barlow (Sheffield
City - Championship; Assistant Manager. (BBC) 23 Oct
06: Leaves Hull City. 26 Jun 07: Becomes
Assistant Manager at Wigan Athletic in the Premiership.
Jim Barron (Nottingham
Northampton Town - League One; Goalkeeper / First Team
Coach. (COW). 20 Dec 06: Becomes joint caretaker
manager with Ian Sampson after John Gorman leaves.
Arthur Bellamy (Burnley): Burnley - Championship;
groundsman. (WoSS, COW)
Tony Book (Manchester
Manchester City - Premiership; Honoury President: (WoSS,
Ian Bowyer (Manchester
and Diamonds - Conference; Manager. (WoSS, Sky) 16
Oct 06: Leaves Rushden and Diamonds.
Alan Buckley (Nottingham Forest) 9 Nov 06:
Grimsby Town - League Two; Manager (BBC)
Keith Burkinshaw (Newcastle United) Watford - Premiership; Assistant Manager.
Terry Burton (Arsenal youth): Cardiff City -
Championship; Assistant Manager. (Sky)
Jim Cassell (Bury): Manchester City -
Premiership; Academy Director. (COW)
Sir Bobby Charlton (Manchester United): Manchester
United - Premiership; Director. (WoSS, COW - at legends
Joe Corrigan (Manchester City): West
Bromwich Albion - Championship; goalkeeping coach. (WoSS,
Tommy Craig (Sheffield
Newcastle United - Premiership; reserve team coach.
(WoSS, COW). Oct 06: Leaves Newcastle United ,
see Autumn 2006 News
Roger Cross (Brentford): West Ham United - Premiership; Chief Scout.
Tony Currie (Sheffield United): Sheffield United -
Premiership; Football in the Community Co-ordinator.
Bill Dearden (Sheffield United): Mansfield - League Two;
Manager.(COW) 28 Dec 06: Appointed Mansfield
Terry Dolan (Huddersfield
- Unibond Premiership; Manager. (COW)
Mick Docherty (Burnley): Gillingham - League One;
Assistant Manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Willie Donachie (Manchester City): Ipswich Town - Championship; Assistant
Manager. (Sky). June 06: Joins Millwall in
League One as Assistant Manager. 25 Sep 06:
Becomes Caretaker Manager of Millwall. 22 Nov 06:
Becomes manager of Millwall.
Bobby Downes (Rochdale): Blackburn Rovers -
Premiership; Academy Manager. (COW)
Chairman): Ason Villa - Premiership; Chairman. (Sky). 19
Sep 06: Stands down as Chairman of Aston Villa and
becomes the Honorary President of the club.
Sam Ellis (Sheffield
Stoke City - Championship; coach. (BBC). 5 Apr 05:
Sam joins Luton Town in the Championship.
Derek Fazackerley (Blackburn Rovers squad): Manchester City - Premiership; first
team coach. (Sky)
Sir Alex Ferguson (Falkirk): Manchester United -
Premiership; Manager. (Sky)
Barry Fry (Bedford Town). Peterborough United - League Two; Director of
Football and owner. (Sky)
John Gorman (Celtic): Northampton Town- League One;
Manger. (Sky) 20 Dec 06: Leaves Northampton
Bobby Gould (Wolverhampton
Hawke's Bay United - New Zealand Football Championship;
Assistant Coach. (WoSS, COW)
Dario Gradi MBE (Sutton
Alexandria - League One; manager. (Sky)
Frank Gray (Leeds United): Grays Athletic-
National Conference; Manager. (Sky) 28 Oct 2006:
Leaves Grays Athletic .
Steve Harrison (Blackpool): Middlesbrough - Premiership; Defensive Coach.
Paul Hart (Stockport County). Rushden and Diamonds - Conference; Manager.
(Sky). 16 Oct 06: Leaves Rushden and Diamonds
Asa Hartford (West
Blackpool - League One - coaching staff. (WoSS, BBC).
(Not confirmed for this season, but no news to the
David Hay (Celtic): Livingston - Scottish Premier League;
General Manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Steve Heighway (Liverpool squad): Liverpool -
Premiership; Academy Director. (COW - at 'The Academy')
Stewart Henderson (Brighton
and Hove Albion):
Southampton - Championship; reserve team coach. (COW)
Alan Hodgkinson (Sheffield United): Oxford United - Conference National;
Goalkeeping Coach. (WoSS, COW)
Pat Holland (West Ham United): Tottenham Hotspur -
Premiership; Under-18 coach. (WoSS, COW). ??? 07: Joined
Millwall as Assistant Coach.
John Hollins (Chelsea): Crawley Town - Conference
National; Manager. (WoSS, Sky). 30 Oct 06:
Sacked by Crawley Town.
Bobby Hope (West Bromwich Albion): West Bromwich Albion -
Premiership; Chief Coach. (WoSS, COW)
Brian Horton (Port
Macclesfield Town - League Two; Manager. (Sky) 1 Oct
06: Sacked by Macclesfield Town
David Irving (Workington
Town): Wilmington Hammerheads - United States
Soccer League Second Division; Head Coach / General
Jim Jefferies (Hearts):
Kilmarnock - Scottish Premier League; Manager. (Sky)
Joe Jordan (Morton): Portsmouth - Premiership;
First Team Coach. (COW) Note change of role this season.
Wayne Jones (Bristol
Hereford United - League Two; Physiotherapist. (Sky)
(Uncertain when commenced in post).
Mick Kearns (Oxford
Walsall -League One; Community Manager and Family
Lennie Lawrence (?? possible non-League player
??): Bristol Rovers - League Two; Director of Football.
Doug Livermore (Liverpool): Norwich City - Championship; Assistant
Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers): Bolton Wanderers - President and honnery
Peter Lorimer (Leeds United): Leeds United -
Championship; Director. (WoSS, Official Club programme)
Terry McDermott (Bury): Newcastle United -
Premiership; First Team Coach. (Wik)
Billy McEwan (Hibernian): York City - National Conference; Manager.
Roy McFarland (Derby
Chesterfield - League One; manager. (WoSS, Sky). 12
Mar 07: Leaves Chesterfield.
Mick McGiven (Sunderland): Chelsea - Premiership; Match Observer Scout.
Sammy McIlroy (Man
Morecambe - Conference National; Manager. (Sky)
Don Mackay (Dundee
Middlesbrough - Premiership; European Scout. (COW)
Eric McManus (Coventry City): Walsall - League One; Youth Recruitment
Officer and Goalkeeper Coach. (COW)
Ray Mathias (Tranmere
Nov 06: Macclesfiled Town: Assistant Manager. (COW)
Alex Miller (Rangers): Liverpool - Premiership;
First Team Coach. (Wik)
Ronnie Moore (Tranmere
Tranmere Rovers - League1; Manager. (Sky)
David Moss (Swindon
Victoria - Conference National; Assistant Manager. (COW)
Martin O'Neill (Distillery): Aston Villa - Premiership; First
Team Coach. (COW) 9 Aug 06 Appointed manager of
Aston Villa in the Premiership(COW)
Tony Parkes (Blackburn
Blackpool- League One - Assistant Manager. (Sky)
Keith Peacock (Charlton Athletic): West Ham United- Premiership;
Senior Coach. (COW)
Mike Pejic (Stoke
07: Plymouth Argyle- Championship; Head of Youth
David Pleat (Peterborough United): 11
Aug 06: joins Nottingham Forest - League One;
football Consultant. (BBC)
Harry Redknapp (West Ham United): Portsmouth -
Premiership; Manager. (Sky)
Pat Rice (Arsenal): Arsenal - Premiership;
assistant manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Bruce Rioch (Aston Villa): Odense Boldklub (OB) Denmark's
Superliga: Manager. (COW)
Sir Bobby Robson (Ipswich Town manager). Republic of Ireland
national team - International Football Consultant. Also
Becomes Honorary President of Ipswich Town -
Championship. (WoSS - manager; COW)
John Robertson (Nottingham Forest): Aston Villa - Premiership;
First Team Coach. (COW) 4 Aug 2006: Appointed
new First Team Coach of Aston Villa.
John Rudge (Torquay
City - Championship; Director of Football. (Wik)
Peter Shilton (Leicester City): Leicester
City - Championship; honoury vice-president. (WoSS, COW)
- League Two; Manager. (WoSS, Sky) 11 Jan 07:
Departs Wrexham after 5 years in charge.
Jim Smith (Boston
United - Conference National; Manager and Director. (Sky
Scotland; Manager. (Sky). 10 Jan 07: Left Scotland post
and joined Rangers in the Scottish Premier Division as
Tommy Spencer (Workington): Sheffield United - Championship; Community
Programme Organiser assistant. (COW - at community page)
Brian Talbot (Ipswich
Town): Marsaxlokk F.C - Maltese
Peter Taylor (Southend
Crystal Palace- Championship; Manager. (Sky)
Kings Lynn - British Gas Business League (Southern
League) Premier Division; Manager. (COW). 4 Nov 06:
Moves to become head coach at Peterborough United. 15
Jan 07: takes over as Caretaker manager at
Peterborough;. 20 Jan 07: becomes First Team
Coach at Peterborough United as Darren Ferguson appointed
Colin Todd (Sunderland): Bradford City - League One;
manager (WoSS, Sky) 12 Feb 07: Leaves Bradford
Dennis Tueart (Sunderland squad): Manchester
City - Premiership; director. (COW)
Graham Turner (Chester
United - League Two ; Chairman and Manager. (Sky)
Terry Venables (QPR): England Assistant Coach.
John Ward (Lincoln
Cheltenham Town - League One; Manager. (Sky)
Neil Warnock (Rotherham
Sheffield United - Premiership; Manager. (Sky). 16
May 07: Leaves Sheffield United.
Eric Winstanley (Barnsley): 1 Nov 06: York City
- National Conference; Youth Team Coach - arrived
initally in September. (BBC)
Peter Withe (Southport): Indonesia Coach. (Wik). 18
Jan 07: Leaves Indonesia
Terry Yorath (Leeds
Huddersfield Town - League One; Assistant Manager. (COW).
21 Dec 06: Leaves Huddersfield Town.
managers from World Cup 2006 still to be integrated....
Argentina - José
Pekerman (Argentinos Juniors)
Australia - Guus
Hiddink (PSV Eindhoven). Now manager of Russia.
Brazil - Carlos
Alberto Parreira (Fluminense)
(Ivory Coast) - Henri Michel (FC Nantes)
Croatia - Zlatko
Kranjcar (Dinamo Zagreb, though aged only 14!)
Czech Republic - Karel
Brückner ??? (born in 1939 in the Czech
France - Raymond Domenech
Ghana - Ratomir
Dujkovic (Red Star Belgrade)
Iran - Branko
Ivankovic (born 1954 in Croatia). No longer
Italy - Marcello Lippi (Sampdoria)
Japan - Zico
Mexico - Ricardo
Lavolpe ???(born in 1952 possibly Club Atlético
Paraguay - Aníbal
Ruiz ??? (born 1942 in Uruguay)
Poland - Pawel
Janas (Wlókniarz Pabianice). Left after the World
Portugal - Luiz
Felipe Scolari (Aimoré)
Montenegro - Ilija
Petkovic (OFK Beograd)
Korea - Dick
Spain - Luis
Aragonés (Atlético Madrid)
Sweden - Lars
Lagerbäck (born 1948)
Swizerland - Jakob
"Köbi" Kuhn (FC Zürich - to be confirmed)
Togo - Otto
Pfister (FC Chur)
Trinidad and Tobago
- Leo Beenhakker ( born 1942 in the Netherlands).
Now manager of Poland.
Tunisa - Roger
Lemerre (FC Nantes)
Ukraine - Oleg
Blokhin ( Dynamo Kiev)
United States of
America - Bruce Arena (probably Nassau Community
Players on last
season's list no longer on this list...
Dave Bassett (Walton and Hersham): Southampton
- Championship; Coach. (BBC). 11 Dec 05: takes
over as caretaker manager with Dennis Wise. 23 Dec05:
leaves Southampton on appointment of George Burley.
Phil Boersma (Liverpool): Newcastle United Reserve Team Assistant
Terry Cooper (Leeds United): Southampton -
Championship; European Scout. According to communication
with Official website Terry has not been in this post for
Bill Dearden (Sheffield United): MK Dons - League One; coach.
(BBC). 7 Feb 06: Sacked by MK Dons (BBC).
Sven-Göran Eriksson (Karlskoga) England. 02 Jul 06:
Tord Grip (Karlskoga) England assistant coach. 02
Jul 06: Leaves England
Brian Little (Aston
Tranmere Rovers - League One; Manager. (Sky) 5 May 06:
Leaves Tranmere Rovers.
Bobby Robson (Ipswich Town manager). Sacked
by Newcastle United 30 August, 2004.
Dennis Rofe (Orient): Southampton - Championship;
first team coach (WOSS, various websites). 23 Dec 05:
Joe Royle (Everton): Ipswich Town -
Championship; manager. (WoSS, Sky) 17 May leaves
Graeme Souness (Tottenham Hotspur): Newcastle United -
Premiership; Manager. (Sky).2 Feb 06: sacked by
Roy Tunks (Rotherham
Newcastle United - Premiership; Goalkeeper Coach. (COW). Feb
06: Cannot confirm, but believed to have left when
Graeme Souness left Newcastle United.
David Webb (Chelsea): Yeovil Town - League One;
Owner, Chief Executive. (BBC) 20 Feb 06: Steps
down as Chief Executive. 22 June 06: sells all
his shares in Yeovil Town to John Fry.
George Wood (East Stirling): Cardiff City - Championship, Goalkeeper
coach. (COW). May 2006: Leaves Cardiff City.
Berti Vogts (Star
Players of Mexico 1970). Scotland manager. Sacked 1 November, 2004.
Ron Yeats (Liverpool): Liverpool - Premiership;
Chief Scout. (WoSS, COW - past players write up). May
current English League managers who were the right age,
but I do not yet have confirmation of their place on the
site due to not having a playing career in England are:
Arsčne Wenger - Arsenal.
Barrow Assistant Manager at Chester City was born in
1954, but I do not yet have the proof that he was an
apprentice in 70-71.
Coppell - Reading was born in 1955, and again I do not
have any proof that he was on anyone's books in 70-71.
the layout of the Rothmans/Sky pages was changed to an
easier Players A-Z of those Bob70-71 Players who still
have a position in professional football, including
non-league and non-English clubs or international
this the site's original format which was based on the
player being listed in Sky Sports Football Yearbook. This
source is no longer the only way of finding out the
information, and it has started to list fewer and fewer
posts beyond manager and coach.
Note: For a
fourth season Sky Sports have taken over the sponsorship
of the Football Yearbook, which is now in its 37th year,
having been sponsored by Rothmans for the first 33 years.
The book is edited by Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin and
published by Headline, London in 2006.