Tributes paid to former England and Tottenham manager Terry Venables



Former England manager Terry Venables has died aged 80.

Venables at the helm for England’s unforgettable run to the semi-finals of Euro 96 after forging a highly successful club managerial career with Crystal Palace, QPR, Barcelona and Tottenham.

He also made over 500 appearances for Chelsea, Tottenham, QPR and Crystal Palace as a player.

A statement from the family of Venables said: “We are totally devastated by the loss of a wonderful husband and father who passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness.

“We would ask that privacy be given at this incredibly sad time to allow us to mourn the loss of this lovely man who we were so lucky to have had in our lives.”

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43 thoughts on “Tributes paid to former England and Tottenham manager Terry Venables

  1. I am deeply saddened to hear of Terry's passing. I would say he was the best England manager in my lifetime – even better than Sir Bobby Robson, Sven Göran Eriksson and Gareth Southgate. He was also a superb manager for Palace, QPR, Tottenham and Barcelona and as a pundit, when Terry spoke you listened. And, overall, having met him outside Anfield once, a totally warm and nice man.

    Sleep well, Terry. XXX

  2. I think that Terry Venables was very much like a father figure for some of the players who were lucky enough to have played under him.

    One person who i know will be very sad by the news of his death is Paul Gascoigne and most likely Gary Lineker.

    I only really knew him for his time at Tottenham Hotspur and as England manager.

    And his rivalry with Brian Clough.

    Its obviously an incredibly sad day for all of his family and friends and everyone who knew him.

    RIP Terry Venables.

  3. I’ve had the pleasure to work for him in Spain … such a wonderful person , having those walks with him and telling such great stories about football and life en general … make me feel lucky for having the opportunity to meet him and his family RIP TERRY

  4. In all these Tribute video's, you never hear the I didn't like him
    stuff do you. Everyone who dies in football is a true great. A marvel.
    Yet during their life the press laid in. Double standards in the mainstream media.

  5. Terry was the owner of a sports shop called Venables in Shepherds Bush, I used to pop in after school, he was so kind to all the school kids, we couldn't believe he was always there serving customers, great memories, very sad news will never forget those great times.
    R. I. P. Terry

  6. Condolances to his family. As England coach however, he was at best, very mediocre. What's with this "the best coach we ever had' garbage, from Lineker and others? More respectful to be honest.

  7. TERRY ,MATE YOU SHALL BE MISSED TERRIBLY, ME A LONDONER MYSELF LOSING ONE OF OUR OWN HURTS A LOT MORE…I CAN STILL HEAR YOUR LAUGHS AT EURO 96 WHEN GAZZA WAS MAKING JOKES AT TRAINING WITH THE OTHER FELLOW ENGLAND TEAM MATES 😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😭💖🙏⚽ I;LL NEVER FORGET YOUR FACE OF NERVOUSNESS IN THAT PENALTY SHOOTOUT AGAINST GERMANY ,THAT WE SADLY LOST !…PS : CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE AND SONS/DAUGHTERS …WHAT A TOP BLOKE ,WHAT A COACH 😭😭😭😭💖💖💖🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💥🔥⚽

  8. Terry venables thank you for the memories you gave everyone especially that brilliant summer of 1996 I went to every game in that unforgettable run to the semi final the man was a great tactical manager and bought the best out of players and gave the feel good factor to everyone!! Condolences to his family 🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  9. Very sad news to hear of the passing of Terry Venables. A very good footballer and manager. My condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P Terry.

  10. Remember George Graham saying el tel was a better coach at 20 than their manager at Chelsea was at the time – he was a great coach and tactical genius but wanted to do other things as well like business acting singing and why didn’t active the greatness of Graham or Ferguson in trophies – should’ve never have reached him with hoddle he’d have won something if stayed for 4-6 years

  11. I've got to pay this tribute to Tel because I think it's fitting to recognise truly great characters,and that's what he was I never met him but whenever he spoke in interviews you couldn't help but feel like he was talking directly to you,he was a huge character and a very strong leader but he always came across as a very caring and approachable man,I won't forget his smile and infectious laugh but most of all his likeability my thoughts are with his family and friends and the world has lost a truly humble but very talented and likeable man rest in peace tel and may God take care of you and those you've left behind, LEGEND ❤️

  12. The FA at the time wanted “yes” men and couldn’t handle his say it how it is attitude… he should definitely have been given more time with England.. he put together one of the best England sides for years and probably would’ve won something if the FA didn’t get cold feet
    RIP El Tel

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