Whilst employing foreign managers may be all the rage in England at the moment, and every Tom, Dick and Harry Redknapp is bemoaning the fact that there aren't enough English managers plying their trade in the top echelons of their own football pyramid, the Goalhanger decided to compile a list of British managers who decided to have a go at management in the Spanish leagues.

So from the heady days of El Tel and John Toshack in the 80's, through to the less successful recent stints of Gary Neville and Tony Adams, here's the list...

British Managers and who they've managed in the Spanish Leagues

When Manager Club
1917-23 Jack Greenwell Barcelona
1920-21 Fred Pentland Racing Santander
1922-25 Fred Pentland Athletic Club
1925-26 Fred Pentland Atlético Madrid
1926-27 Fred Pentland Real Oviedo
1927-29 Fred Pentland Atlético Madrid
1927-29 Jack Greenwell Espanol
1929-33 Fred Pentland Athletic Club
1929-31 James Bellamy Barcelona
1930-35 Harry Lowe Real Sociedad
1930-32 Robert Firth Racing Santander
1930-31 Jack Greenwell Mallorca
1931-33 Jack Greenwell Barcelona
1932-34 Robert Firth Real Madrid
1933-34 Jack Greenwell Mallorca
1934-35 Fred Pentland Atlético Madrid
1935-36 Jack Greenwell Sporting Gijón
1935 Harry Lowe Espanol
1935-37 William Garbutt Athletic Bilbao
1948-50 Michael Keeping Real Madrid
1969-71 Ronnie Allen Athletic Bilbao
1970 Vic Buckingham Barcelona
1972 Vic Buckingham Sevilla
1984-87 Terry Venables Barcelona
1985-89 John Toshack Real Sociedad
1986-87 Colin Addison Celta Vigo
1986-87 John Wallace Sevilla
1987-89 Howard Kendall Athletic Bilbao
1987-89 John Mortimore Real Betis
1988-89 Ron Atkinson Atlético Madrid
1988-89 Colin Addison Atlético Madrid
1989-90 John Toshack Real Madrid
1990 Colin Addison Cádiz
1991-94 John Toshack Real Sociedad
1993-94 Colin Addison Cádiz
1995-96 Colin Addison Badajoz
1995-97 John Toshack Deportivo
1996-97 Bobby Robson Barcelona
2001-02 John Toshack Real Sociedad
2004 John Toshack Real Murcia
2007-08 Chris Coleman Real Sociedad
2014-15 David Moyes Real Sociedad
2015-16 Gary Neville Valencia
2017 Tony Adams Granada

The List of British Managers in Spanish Football

  • 1. Fred Pentland
  • 2. Jack Greenwell
  • 3. James Bellamy
  • 4. Harry Lowe
  • 5. Robert Firth
  • 6. William Garbutt
  • 7. Michael Keeping
  • 8. Ronnie Allen
  • 9. Vic Buckingham
  • 10. Terry Venables
  • 11. John Toshack
  • 12. Colin Addison
  • 13. John Wallace
  • 14. Howard Kendall
  • 15. John Mortimore
  • 16. Ron Atkinson
  • 17. Bobby Robson
  • 18. Chris Coleman
  • 19. David Moyes
  • 20. Gary Neville
  • 21. Tony Adams