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Laurie McMenemy

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Manager for Southampton football team, assistant manager for England, manager for Northern Ireland national side.
Laurie McMenemy is a very experienced public speaker, specialising in management motivation, He has addressed numerous corporate clients including: Yardley, Philips, Woolworth’s, IBM, The Royal Mail, Schweppes, Tesco, Pearl, Reuters, Hewlett Packard, Sema Group and Lloyds TSB.

Laurie began his career in 1961 with Gateshead Football Club, where he remained as player-coach until 1964. He then went on to manage some of the top clubs in the country including a particularly successful tenure at Southampton from 1973-1985, where Mark Wright, Matt Le Tisisier and Alan Shearer emerged from the youth policy he maintained there.

Laurie then went on to be assistant manager of the England team, vice-president of the League Managers Association and the manager of Northern Ireland's national side.

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts ranks Laurie among the twenty most successful managers in post war English football. He has appeared on many television shows including: the Michael Parkinson Show, Wogan, Onside and Call My Bluff. Laurie has written two books, “Diary of a Season” and “Laurie McMenemy's Book of Soccer”. Laurie's hobbies and interests include golf, tennis and theatre.

Career Achievements: player-coach for Gateshead FC (61-64); manager-coach Bishop Auckland FC (61-64); coach for Sheffield Wednesday FC (66-68); manager for Doncaster Rovers FC - 4 th Div Champions 1969 (1968-71); manager for Grimsby Town FC- 4 th Div Champions 1972 (71-73); manager for Southampton FC - FA Cup winners 1976 (73-85); managing director at Sunderland FC (85-87);?assistant manager for England (90-94); vice-president of the League Managers' Association (92-present); director of football at Southampton FC (94-98); manager for Northern Ireland team (98-2000); Hon. Manager Parliamentary FC - House of Commons (2000).

Awards & Qualifications: Honorary MA in Business Administration from Southampton Institute; ?MBA Degree (Honours) from Nottingham Trent University; ?chairman of the Sports Advisory Panel, established by Southampton Institute Business School; ?Bells Divisional Manager of the Year (four times) and a Football Association Coaching Award.

Laurie now works with the Football association and government backed sports initiatives and is often abroad on goodwill ventures obo the FA and the government, he seems to be involved with the England Senior team every time there is a change of manager mainly to offer structured support to the team.

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