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Walter Winterbottom

English football manager

Died when: 89 years 16 days (1068 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Walter Winterbottom

Sir Walter Winterbottom CBE (31 March 1913 – 16 February 2002) was an English football player and coach.He was the first manager of the England national team (1946–1962) and Director of Coaching for The Football Association (the FA).

He resigned from the FA in 1962 to become General Secretary of the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR) and was appointed as the first Director of the Sports Council in 1965.

He was knighted for his services to sport in 1978 when he retired.The Football Association marked the 100th anniversary of Winterbottom's birth by commissioning a bust which was unveiled by Roy Hodgson at St Georges Park on 23 April 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of English football.

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