Reuters (Reuters) - Frank Lampard, the manager of Chelsea, is thrilled to see more British managers in the Premier League and believes their success will inspire the next generation of local coaches. With the arrival of Sam Allardyce at West Bromwich Albion last week, the number of British managers in the Premier League now stands at 11. That's a quarter of all managers employed by its clubs.
Lampard, who was born in New York but raised in London, has been praised for bringing through youth players at Chelsea including Eden Hazard and John Terry. He also managed England during several international breaks when he could not be replaced by his assistant because of UEFA rules on having two consecutive non-European managers.
The 46-year-old Englishman became the first Briton to manage in the Champions League when he took charge of Chelsea in July 2009. He has since gone on to lead them to two FA Cups and one League Cup.
Allardyce, 66, takes over at West Brom after nearly three years with Sunderland. The former Bolton and Everton manager helped guide both teams into the Premier League via the play-offs before being fired from both posts.
He is expected to bring an aggressive approach to management, which some critics say is needed at West Brom to revive interest in the club following its relegation to the Championship.
Notably, England has had the most managers coach Premier League teams, with 104. Of these, Bill Shankly and Walter Smith are the only ones who have never managed outside of England.
There have been a total of 105 managers in the Premier League, one for each team. The most recent manager to be appointed was Mike Ashley on 25 May 2017 after the dismissal of Steve Bruce earlier in the season. He was hired to replace Bruce at Newcastle United where he had been general manager.
Newcastle were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2016-17 season. They were replaced by Manchester City who won the Premier League title with 100 points ahead of Liverpool. City also qualified for the UEFA Champions League last 16 while Liverpool went out in the quarter-finals.
Newcastle were relegated despite having recruited well during the summer transfer window. Manager Rafa Benitez left the club just before they were relegated explaining, "I need to be 100 percent sure that we can stay up".
He later said that he did not want to be a part-time manager and that he wanted to manage every game if Newcastle returned to the top flight.
Since 1946, there have been 15 full-time England managers and four caretaker managers. The average tenure is 474 days.
England have won the World Cup twice - in 1966 and 1990 - and are one of only three countries to have reached the final game (the other two being Germany and Argentina). They have also finished as runners-up on five other occasions: 1948, 1952, 1956, 1972 and 1976.
After winning the first two games of the 1966 World Cup, Bobby Moore became the first England player to be awarded the Golden Ball award as the best player at the tournament. He was followed by Peter Shilton in 1990. Both men died young; Moore in 2003 and Shilton in 2000. No Englishman has since been given this award.
England have played 101 matches and won 59 times, drawing 19 and losing 11 matches against international opponents. Their record is very good - they are the fourth most successful national team in the world after Brazil, Italy and Germany - but it has not been completely flawless. In fact, they are second only to Brazil in terms of penalties saved during matches against other nations. They have avoided taking too many penalties though; England have taken just six so far this century.