Can you believe it’s been 20 (Yes TWENTY) years since Euro 96? Feel old yet?
We decided to take a look at what the England Euro 96 squad are up to now.
1, David Seaman
In June 2012, David Seamon joined Combined Counties League club Wembley as a goalkeeping coach helping the club’s attempt to play at Wembley Stadium. He still remains England’s 2nd most capped Goalkeeper behind Peter Shilton with 75 appearances
2, Gary Neville
Rose to popularity through his punditry on Sky Sport’s Monday Night football Neville had a brief spell managing Valencia which lasted 4 months. He also co owns Salford City with ex Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and brother Phil Neville.
3, Stuart Pearce
Stuart Pearce is currently unemployed after management spells at Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, England U21’s Great Britain Olympic and a brief caretaker role of England. He recently turned out for Longford AFC, who had lost all 23 games of the season letting in 216 goals.
4, Paul Ince
Similar to Stuart Pearce, Ince finds himself unemployed after stints managing Macclesfield Town, Milton Keynes Dons (twice), Blackburn Rovers, Notts County and Blackpool. His son Tom Ince currently plays for Derby.
5, Tony Adams
In September 2000, as a result of his own experiences with alchoism and drug addiction, Adams founded the Sporting Chance Clinic a charitable foundation aimed at providing treatment, counselling and support for sports men and women suffering from drink, drug or gambling addictions. Adams also spent time managing Wycombe Wanders, Portsmouth and Gabala.
6, Gareth Southgate
After managing Middlesbrough in 2006-2009, Southgate went on to manage England 20 and England U21 in which he is still manager. He has recently been vocal in his dissapointmet of Marcus Rashford joining the senior team instead of U21.
7, David Platt
David Platt speaks fluid Italian and started his management career at Sampdoria. He went on to become Nottingham Forest player manager and then a spell managing England U21. From 2010 to 2013 he was first team coach and then co-assistant coach at Manchester City. On 27 May 2015, Platt was announced as the head coach of FC Pune City of the Indian Super League. After one season, Platt was confirmed to not be returning to the Indian club for 2016.
8, Paul Gascoigne
Paul Gascoigne has had a tough time since retiring from football. His life has become dominated by his alcoholism and personal struggles which have been covered by the British Press. Gascoigne had a small spell managing Kettering town, his tenure lasted just 39 days. He is currently waiting to face charges of racially aggravated abuse over a gag he made in a comedy show in 2015.
9, Alan Shearer
After managing his boyhood club Newcastle in 2009, Shearer really has found his feet in punditry and is a very popular figure on the panel at BBC Sport. He currently sits 6th in England’s all time goal scorers list with 30 goals.
10, Teddy Sheringham
Sheringham had a brief spell as attacking coach at West Ham United, after this he was appointed as manager of League Two side Stevenage, replacing Graham Westley. He was sacked in February, with the club 19th in the league having collected only 3 points from their last 7 games.
11, Darren Anderton
Since retiring from football Anderton has worked as a pundit for Canadian network TSN which was mainly during their coverage of Euro 2012. In 2013, Anderton was unveiled as the Honorary President of Arlington Spurs, a Tottenham Hotspur supporters club based in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Other than the odd TV punditry appearance Anderton has kept a very low profile.
12, Steve Howey
Howey took charge as Manager of Crook Town in 2006 but resigned just two months later after a poor run of results. After this he spent a spell at Middlesbrough as Youth Team coach before making a playing return with National League side Bishop Auckland who he also coached. Howey later became a coach at East Durham College Football Development Centre in 2007 eventually becoming Head Coach in 2010.
13, Tim Flowers
Tim Flowers has spent spells as assistant manager at Coventry, Queens Park Rangers and Hull City. He also has been goalkeeping coach for Leicester City, Manchester City, Northampton and Nottingham Forest. In September 2015, it was reported that Flowers had replaced Gary Whild as manager of Kidderminster Harriers, but he left the club within a fortnight to be replaced by Dave Hockaday.
14, Nick Barmby
In 2011, Barmby took on the role of player manager in a caretaker capacity for Hull City. He announced his retirement from playing in January 2012 before being appointed manager permanently on January 10th. In May 2012 Barmby was sacked following comments he made about the owners and transfer money. Barmby is now coaching his local junior team Westella and Willerby Juniors which he manages on a Sunday morning.
15, Jamie Redknapp
Most notable now for his TV work Redknapp is a regular on Sky Sports alongside Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. Redknapp is also a team captain in the Sky1 sports game show A League of Their Own.
16, Sol Campbell
Campbell hasn’t gone into working in Football but has however turned his attention more to politics. In February 2015, he confirmed his intention to run for the Conservative Party nomination for Mayor of London in the 2016 election. In the list of 4 candidates chose in July 2015, Campbell was not shortlisted to be the Conservative Party’s London mayoral candidate for 2016.
17, Steve McManaman
McManaman is currently working as a pundit for BT Sport starring alongside the likes of Michael Owen and Jake Humphries. In his personal life McManaman has invested in several race horses with Robbie Fowler through a company named The Macc and Growler Parntnership.
18, Les Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand hasn’t done much in the way of coaching or media work however he is currently Director of football at Queens Park Rangers.
19, Phil Neville
Phil Neville part owns Salford City with his brother Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. He has spent time in coaching roles at Manchester United and Valencia. He also regularly feature as a TV pundit on BBC Sport.
20, Steve Stone
In July 2010, Stone was appointed reserve team assistant manager at Newcastle United. He was then promoted to first team coach in Decmeber 2010 by new manager Alan Pardew. Stone remained as a first team coach after Pardew left to join Crystal Palace but in June 2015 he has his contract terminated when Steve McClaren joined the club.
21, Robbie Fowler
Fowler has spent time at MK Dons, Muangthon United and the Liverpool academy in various coaching roles. As stated above Fowler has invested in several racehorses through a named company called The Macca and Growler Partnership.
22, Ian Walker
Walker had a brief spell managing Bishop’s Stortford in 2011 but was sacked after a poor run of form. In April 2012, Walker joined his former Bolton teammate Nicolas Anelka at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua and became their goalkeeping coach. in January 2014 Walker then moved to Shanghai East Asia again as goalkeeping coach. On 15 May 2014, Walker signed a new contract with Shanghai East Asia, keeping him at the club until the end of 2017 season.