Ask Foxblogger (Part 2)

@Dunposting asks, “Apart from Sven, how many other City managers have been in charge of international teams?”

I make it four, all for the home nations.

Bryan Hamilton took the position of Northern Ireland manager in 1994, and kept it until 1997. His side narrowly missed out on a playoff place in the qualification for Euro 96 at the hands of the Republic (who themselves went on to be convincingly beaten by the Dutch in said playoff).

Peter Taylor was next. Having built his reputation coaching the England U21 team he took charge of the senior side for a single match in Italy after Kevin Keegan’s departure. The game finished 1-0 to the home side but was significant as David Beckham’s first game as England captain. Perhaps less importantly, Taylor handed Seth Johnson his one and only England cap.

Nigel Worthington took the reigns at Windsor Park after his five match caretaker reign at City ended in 2007. He, along with Craig Levein as Scotland boss are the two former Foxes managers currently in charge of their respective national sides.

Sven has made it five international managers who have also held the hot seat at Leicester City, but he is the first to manage the Foxes with international management credentials (England, Mexico, Ivory Coast) already on his CV.

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