Spot kick tutorial – Issue 5 (December 2010)
Howard Wilkinson is Chairman of the League Managers Association, and this year celebrates half a century of involvement in professional football.
The 67-year-old has achieved a huge amount during his time in the game, most notably winning the First Division championship with Leeds United in 1992. He is the last homegrown manager to clinch top flight honours in England.
Wilkinson has always been passionately committed to the development of young talent in the game, in particular formulating his ‘Charter For Quality’ when Technical Director at the Football Association.
Sheffield-born Wilkinson has taken caretaker charge of the England team on two occasions, and has managed Notts County, Leeds, Sheffield United, Sunderland and Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhau. In May 2010, Howard agreed to become Interim Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday.
As a speedy winger, he turned out for Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion and Boston United.
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