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Ray Wilkins

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  • Premier League Debut Match
    Leeds United (h),
    19 November 1994, Won 3 - 2

Manager Bio

Ray Wilkins played, coached and managed in the Premier League and was awarded an MBE for services to sport in 1993.

After a long and successful top-flight career with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, including Premier League appearances for Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace, Ray Wilkins’ first venture into management came when he became player-manager at QPR in November 1994.

A 3-2 victory over Leeds United gave Wilkins the perfect start to his tenure at Loftus Road and he would lead QPR to an eighth place finish, as well as an FA Cup quarter-final.

However, QPR were relegated after finishing 19th in the 1995/96 season and the former England midfielder departed the club soon after.

Wilkins continued playing until he was 40 and then took up coaching full-time, becoming manager of third-tier side Fulham ahead of the 1997/98 campaign.

A nine-month spell in charge of Fulham resulted in the west London club making the play-offs, before he joined up with Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea and then Watford.

Spells as assistant with Millwall and England U21s followed before a return to Chelsea in 2008.

Carlo Ancelotti joined the Blues in 2009 and, with Wilkins, guided the Blues to the first double in the club’s history as they won the 2009/10 Premier League title and the FA Cup.

Fulham was Wilkins' next stop in 2013/14, which preceded a national managerial position with Jordan.

After a short stint as assistant at Aston Villa in 2015, the former AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Rangers player concentrated on his broadcasting duties.

Wilkins passed away on 4 April 2018.

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