Venables joins Wembley

Mar 28th, 2012

Terry VenebalesWembley FC have landed one of the biggest names in Football in the shape of former England coach Terry Venables who has been hired as a technical adviser to the club who are on the ninth tier of English football, as reported on the BBC Football website.

“If they are willing to learn, I am willing to teach,” said Venables. “Managing, coaching and teaching football has been an essential part of my life for over 30 years. This opportunity to share my knowledge of decades with an eager group of players and coaches was too important to turn down. Grassroots football is essential for the lifeblood of the professional game and if I can leave Wembley FC in a better position than I found it, then it will be a job well done.”

Wembley FC were able to sign Venables after agreeing a sponsorship deal with Budweiser, which is also in the first of a three-year deal as sponsor of the FA Cup. Venables won the FA Cup as a player and manager with Tottenham and other clubs he managed included Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and Barcelona. The 69-year-old’s last management role was as assistant to England manager Steve McClaren in 2007 and before that he led England to the semi-finals of the 1996 European Championship.