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Allen Wade

Allen Wade

Physical Education 1952

Coaching guru Allen Wade, was technical director of the Football Association between 1963 and 1983. He taught Dario Gradi, Don Howe, Bobby Robson and Dave Sexton how to coach and influenced many others through his courses and writing.

In 1967, his book The FA Guide to Training and Coaching was published and it has inspired generations of football coaches to achieve coaching excellence. Allen’s football philosophy is one of current England Manager Roy Hodgson’s biggest influences and it has shaped how modern football is played.