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Eddie Howe

About Eddie Howe

English soccer player and manager who had success with Bournemouth and Portsmouth during his playing career. In 2009, he was made the manager of Bournemouth, making him the youngest manager in Football League at the time.

Early life

He was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and made his senior debut for Bournemouth in a match against Hull City in 1994.


He got he letter “R” tattooed on his wrist in honor of Rodney, a black labrador he owned while playing at Bournemouth.

Family of Eddie Howe

He married a woman named Vicki and has children. His half-brother is former striker Steve Lovell.

Close associates of Eddie Howe

He has managed midfielder Andrew Surman during his time as the manager at Bournemouth.

Bill Shankly

About Bill Shankly

15-year manager of Liverpool F.C. who won the Manager of the Year award in 1973; inaugural inductee of both the English and Scottish Football Hall of Fames.

Early life

He entered the youth system of Cronberry Eglinton in 1931.


He made nearly 300 appearances for Preston North End during his 16 seasons with the club.

Family of Bill Shankly

Four of his brothers also went on to play professional soccer.

Close associates of Bill Shankly

He and Bobby Charlton were two of the first inductees into the English Football Hall of Fame.

Arsene Wenger

About Arsene Wenger

French soccer coach who began his long tenure at the helm of Arsenal FC in 1996. He led Arsenal to FA Premier League titles in 1998, 2002 and 2004. In April 2018, he announced his resignation as Arsenal manager after almost 22 years.

Early life

He had a moderately successful career as a player, appearing in sixty-seven games and scoring four goals.


He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Family of Arsene Wenger

He has one daughter with former basketball player, Annie Brosterhous, whom he was married to from 2010 until 2015.

Close associates of Arsene Wenger

He began coaching center back Thomas Vermaelen on Arsenal in 2009.

Jurgen Klopp

About Jurgen Klopp

German soccer manager and former player best known as the manager for Liverpool, 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund. As a player, he was a striker and defender for 1. FSV Mainz 05 for his entire career from 1989 to 2001.

Early life

He was born in Stuttgart and began his youth career with SV Glatten in 1975.


He was named German Football Manager of the Year two straight years in 2011 and 2012.

Family of Jurgen Klopp

He was married to Sabine Klopp until 2001 and married Ulla Sandrock in 2005. He has two sons, one of whom played for Borussia Dortmund II.

Close associates of Jurgen Klopp

He succeeded Thomas Doll as the manager of Borussia Dortmund in 2008.

Alex Ferguson

About Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager who led Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, helping the club win 13 Premier League and 2 Champions League titles.

Early life

He became the manager of East Stirlingshire, a team without a goalkeeper, in 1974, for £40 a week.


A statue of Ferguson was erected outside of Old Tafford on November 23, 2012.

Family of Alex Ferguson

He married Cathy Ferguson in 1966 and the couple had three sons together named Mark, Darren, and Jason.

Close associates of Alex Ferguson

He allegedly injured David Beckham by kicking a cleat into his face after a Champions League draw in 2003.

Pep Guardiola

About Pep Guardiola

Former defensive midfielder who played for Barcelona from 1990 to 2001 and was a member of the Spanish national team from 1992 to 2001. He became Bayern Munich s manager in 2013 after four seasons at the helm of Barcelona. In 2016, he joined Manchester City.

Early life

He entered La Masia, Barcelona s training program, at the age of 13.


He earned two World Soccer Magazine Manager of the Year awards while coaching Barcelona.

Family of Pep Guardiola

He had three children, Marius, Maria and Valentina, with his wife Cristina Guardiola.

Close associates of Pep Guardiola

He managed Lionel Messi for four seasons on Barcelona before leaving the team in 2013.