Stephen James "Steve" Coppell (born 9 July 1955) is an English former footballer, manager and director of football with no current club, having last held the position of director of football at Portsmouth.
As a player, he was a highly regarded right winger known for his speed and work rate. He won domestic honours with Manchester United and represented England at the World Cup. After a knee injury ended his playing career, he went into management.
He has managed Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Brentford and most notably Crystal Palace and Reading, both which he took from the English second tier to each club's greatest-ever successes in the Premier League. He is also credited with discovering players such as Ian Wright, a striker he signed from non-league football, and who became a household name and international footballer.
Coppell has a degree in economics which he gained at Liverpool University while playing for Manchester United.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Jul 09, 1955 (61)
Place of Birth
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
FA Premier League Manager of the Month - 2006 (Coach)