Walter Winterbottom (1946-1963)
CLUB RECORD BEFORE JOINING ENGLAND:Did not manage at club level.
RECORD WITH ENGLAND: Four years into his reign Winterbottom suffered the most inglorious moment in England's footballing history when he saw his side beaten 1-0 by the United States in the 1950 World Cup before elimination at the group stage. Winterbottom oversaw three further World Cup campaigns, reaching the quarter-finals in both 1954 and 1962 and a play-off elimination in 1958. But it was the media who finally earned the former Manchester United player the axe with a series of negative headlines.
Sir Alf Ramsey (1963-1974)
CLUB RECORD: Steered Ipswich to the Second Division (now Championship) title in 1961 and the First Division (now Premier League) title a year later.
ENGLAND: The man who took England to World Cup glory in 1966 was felled by the same competition eight years later.
England's failure to qualify for the competition in West Germany in 1974 signalled the end of Ramsey's reign after a campaign to sack him in May. Ramsey became almost reclusive in his dealings with the press and that fact, allied with England's poor performance in non-qualification in 1974, became the stick with which to beat him.
Don Revie (1974-1977)
CLUB RECORD: In 13 years as Leeds boss, he led the club to two league titles, the League Cup, the FA Cup and two Fairs Cup victories.
ENGLAND: The reputation he earned at Leeds was tarnished by greed for money at Lancaster Gate. Revie's aborted campaign to reach the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina engendered further bad feeling and ensured the media would not let up in their pursuit of blood. Revie had fixed up a money-spinning coaching role in Dubai before the end of the campaign and also tried to take further cash from the FA with a pay-off as compensation for the intolerable pressures as England boss, after losing his job.
Ron Greenwood (1977-1982)
CLUB RECORD: Led West Ham to FA Cup glory in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup success the following year. Several of his players won the World Cup with England the following year.
ENGLAND: Greenwood had already left the West Ham hot-seat for John Lyall when the FA offered him the post. Began his England career with a two-winger system, deploying Peter Barnes and Steve Coppell, and was rewarded with qualification for the World Cup in 1982 - England's first successful qualifying campaign for 20 years. Greenwood felt enough pressure to quit in 1981 before being persuaded by the players to stay on for the World Cup in Spain.
Bobby Robson (1982-1990)
CLUB RECORD: Ipswich twice finished second in the league and won both the FA Cup and UEFA Cup under Robson.
ENGLAND: Robson became the first England manager to suffer badly at the hands of the press during the World Cup in 1986 when England lost to Portugal before drawing with Morocco in the group stages. A Gary Lineker hat-trick against Poland ensured qualification before the infamous Diego Maradona 'Hand of God' goal sent England crashing out in the quarter-finals.
Robson's England crashed spectacularly at Euro 88 in West Germany, losing to the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Russia, but he kept his job. The World Cup in Italy two years later gave Robson the perfect swansong, with only West German penalties denying England a place in the final.
Graham Taylor (1990-1993)
CLUB RECORD: Led Lincoln to the Fourth Division title, and Watford all the way from the bottom tier to a second-placed finish in the top flight. Also took Watford into an FA Cup final, and finished second in the league with Aston Villa in 1990.
ENGLAND: England were knocked out by hosts Sweden in the group stages of Euro 92, ending a solid start to Taylor's reign. He was pilloried for replacing Lineker with Alan Smith in the second half against the Swedes before the team crashed to a 2-1 defeat - leading to the headline 'Turnip Taylor'. Taylor then lurched from crisis to catastrophe, allowing a documentary filmmaker to follow England's failed 1994 World Cup qualifying campaign, and seeing his side beaten by USA in Boston in summer 1993. There was nowhere else to run other than for his notice after going a goal down to San Marino seconds into the final qualifying game, even though England won 7-1.
Terry Venables (1994-1996)
CLUB RECORD: Steered Crystal Palace and QPR to promotion to the First Division, and QPR reached the 1982 FA Cup final. Head-hunted by Barcelona and won the Spanish title. Won the FA Cup with Tottenham before acrimonious departure.
ENGLAND: Venables was a controversial choice as England coach. The former QPR and Tottenham manager was involved with legal action against Tottenham owner Alan Sugar to add to some other business dealings. But Venables was never let down by results. After the head of the FA's international committee, Noel White, suggested that the former Chelsea player did not have the support of the committee over the long-running feud with Sugar, Venables announced he would resign after Euro 96 to focus on the case. He led England to within a penalty kick of the final against Germany on English soil.
Glenn Hoddle (1996-1999)
CLUB RECORD: Led Swindon to promotion into the Premier League and showed potential as Chelsea boss.
ENGLAND: After the second-round World Cup penalty shoot-out elimination by Argentina in 1998, Hoddle was viewed with respect. But after the World Cup Hoddle walked into one row after another, publishing a World Cup diary which allegedly betrayed the confidence of his players. He claimed his only mistake of the campaign was not to take faith healer Eileen Drewery with the squad to France. Karma and re-incarnation became by-words for Hoddle's era but the former Tottenham midfielder was beginning to become a victim of his beliefs. Ill-judged comments on disabled people were the final straw for the FA, the public and the press.
Kevin Keegan (1999-2000)
CLUB RECORD: Turned Newcastle into a top-flight force, after being backed in the transfer market, and then worked his wonders at Fulham.
ENGLAND: Keegan's appointment was greeted by fears he would be found wanting tactically and that he would quit suddenly under pressure - and they proved well founded. England scrambled into the Euro 2000 finals with victory over Scotland in a play-off, and then performed disappointingly. They threw away a 2-0 lead in their opening game, losing 3-2 against Portugal. Victory against Germany raised hopes that England would make the second stage, but a 3-2 defeat against Romania condemned them to an early exit. The World Cup qualifying campaign began in disastrous fashion with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Germany at Wembley, after which Keegan announced his resignation in a TV interview.
Sven-Goran Eriksson (2001-2006)
CLUB RECORD: Eriksson arrived with a formidable track record featuring league and cup victories in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, plus UEFA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup triumphs.
ENGLAND: Swede Eriksson became England's first foreign coach and salvaged a torrid World Cup qualifying campaign, before seeing his team lose to eventual winners Brazil in the quarter-finals. England also reached the last eight at Euro 2004. But for an injury to star man Wayne Rooney, when England were leading Portugal in the quarter-finals, Eriksson might well have returned a hero. As it was, England let in a late equaliser, lost a penalty shoot-out, and another trophy eluded them. Eriksson's side topped their latest World Cup qualifying group, but revelations about the manager's private life - which had been frequent and damaging - prompted the announcement that Eriksson would be leaving after the finals in Germany, where England again came up short against Portugal.
Steve McClaren (2006-2007)
CLUB RECORD: Made his name at Middlesbrough, whom he led to victory in the 2004 Carling Cup. A run to the final of the 2006 UEFA Cup bolstered his reputation.
ENGLAND: McClaren's tenure was strained from the outset, with barbs of 'Second-choice Steve' never too far from the lips of his critics - a reference to the FA's failed bid to appoint preferred candidate Luiz Felipe Scolari. His decision to strip David Beckham of the England captaincy was supposed to signify a break with the Eriksson era, but for many it smacked of a cheap attempt to curry favour with England's disgruntled fans. England's laboured Euro 2008 qualification campaign came down to a final-game showdown against Croatia at Wembley, where a 3-2 loss sealed the Three Lions' fate. On the sidelines, McClaren sheltered from a wet Wembley night under an umbrella. The next day, the media dubbed McClaren 'the Wally with the Brolly' and the FA fired him.
Fabio Capello (2008-2012)
CLUB RECORD: The Italian had won a host of major honours in European club football by the time England came calling in late 2007, including the Champions League in 1994, five Serie A titles and two La Liga crowns.
ENGLAND: Expectations were high at the time of Capello's appointment, and for a while the FA's choice appeared inspired as England easily qualified for the 2010 World Cup. But cracks began to show in the tournament, where an underwhelming group campaign was followed by a 4-1 mauling by Germany in the second round. Capello survived calls for his head to comfortably guide England to Euro 2012, but his decision to reinstate John Terry as skipper - having earlier stripped him of the armband due to allegations relating to his private life - prompted many to question his judgement. When Terry was stripped of the captaincy a second time - this time by the FA - Capello first publicly criticised the decision and then quit his post two days later.
Roy Hodgson (2012-?)
CLUB RECORD: The 64-year-old has had an incredibly extensive managerial career, starting with Swedish side Halmstad where he won two league titles. He then won five titles with another Swedish side, Malmo. Became the Switzerland manager, taking them to the quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup and to No 3 in Fifa's world rankings. Then took Internazionale to the Uefa Cup final. Won a Danish league title with Copenhagen before a short spell with Italian side Udinese and than another international role with UAE. Then managed Finland. Saved Fulham from relegation and then took them to the Europa League final. Lasted six-months at Liverpool and has been at West Brom for the last 18-months.
ENGLAND: Has two friendly fixtures, away against Norway and at home to Belgium before Euro 2012 kicks-off in June. England are in a group with France, Sweden and Ukraine.
**Also coached England: Joe Mercer (P7 W3 D3 L1), Howard Wilkinson (P2 W0 D1 L1), Peter Taylor (P1 W0 D0 L1), Stuart Pearce (P1 W0 D0 L1).