Walter Winterbottom

Sir Walter Winterbottom CBE ( born March 31, 1913 in Oldham, † 16 February 2002 in Guildford ) was an English football player, coach and manager. From 1946 to 1962 he was a coach and manager of the English national football team. He was the first coach, who has held the office of Manager.

Winterbottom began his career as a teacher. He was at the Chester Diocesan Training College (now University of Chester ) is formed and closed there in 1933. During his teaching career, he played as an amateur football teams from Chester, but soon signed his first professional contract with Manchester United, where he graduated in 1936 his first game. He still played 26 times for Manchester before a back problem ended his career. During World War II he still went on, however, several times as a guest player for Chelsea and played in a selection of the Football Association against a team of the Royal Air Force. Once he was in the 1942 squad the England team, did not come within the Match against Scotland at Wembley in Wembley, however, are used.

Winterbottom in 1946 and was appointed England manager, and in May 1947 the manager of the national team. His first game was a 7-2 victory against Northern Ireland in Belfast. He managed the selection ( and organized travel, accommodation and food) during four world championships. He was replaced by a total of 139 games under his responsibility in November 1962 by Alf Ramsey.

It was created in 1963 to OBE, CBE in 1972 and knighted in 1978. Winterbottom was recorded as manager of the English football in the national team in the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005 because of its merits.