Venables Is Back At Wembley

Ex-England manager Terry Venables is back at Wembley. No, not the home of English football, but at Wembley FC of the Combined Counties League. Venables, 69, has been out of football since he was assistant manager with England in 2007. He has taken up a position as a Technical Advisor at Wembley FC, not a dissimilar position to the one he once held at Middlesborough.

The deal has come about due to the club’s new sponsorship deal with FA Cup sponsors Budweiser, and it is hoped that Venables’ vast experience will help the club, and their manager Ian Bates, go as far as possible in next season’s FA Cup tournament. The furthest Wembley have been in the competition before is the first round, a feat they achieved in the 1980-81 season.

The appointment of “El Tel” – who has managed England, Tottenham and Barcelona – is sure to boost the club’s attendances. They routinely get less than a hundred supporters at home games, but this is now likely to increase as fans will be intrigued by the project. It remains to be seen how the situation plays out.

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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on March 28, 2012, in UTL Archive and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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