Manager Info

  • Sir Walter Winterbottom

  • 1946 - 1962

  • Born: 31st Jan 1913, Oldham 

  • Died: 16th Feb 2002, Guildford

  • Winterbottom's playing career with Manchester United was ended by a spinal injury in 1938. Following service during the 2nd World War as a physical instructor in the Royal Air Force he was appointed national director of coaching and first manager of the England team. He was also given the role of amateur and youth international coach as well as the Football League inter-league manager. He controlled every aspect of the international scene from training, coaching schemes, as well as booking accomodation, meals and travel when he took England to 4 successive World Cups (1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962) except the selection of the team; this was still in the hands of The FA Select Committee. Winterbottom resigned after the 1962 World Cup and received a knighthood in 1978.

Match Types

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 66
    • 37
    • 11
    • 17
    • 186
    • 104
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 14
    • 12
    • 2
    • 0
    • 56
    • 14
    • World Cup Finals
    • 14
    • 3
    • 5
    • 6
    • 19
    • 21
    • European Championship Qualifier
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • British Home Championship
    • 44
    • 26
    • 13
    • 5
    • 121
    • 56
    • Competitive Matches
    • 73
    • 41
    • 21
    • 11
    • 197
    • 92
    • Home
    • 58
    • 40
    • 12
    • 6
    • 194
    • 82
    • Away
    • 68
    • 36
    • 15
    • 16
    • 172
    • 93
    • Neutral
    • 13
    • 2
    • 5
    • 6
    • 17
    • 21
    • Total
    • 139
    • 78
    • 32
    • 28
    • 383
    • 196