Hope Powell exits as England Manager

Often considered ruthless but effective, Hope Powell was the first full time boss for England women and endured over 15 years.

Hope Powell

20 August 2013 Last updated at 14:43 GMT

Casey Stoney (England Captain) says Hope Powell was ‘ruthless’ as England manager

Hope Powell’s track record

Born: 8 December, 1966

Playing career: Millwall Lionesses, Croydon

International honours: 66 caps for England, scoring 35 goals

Coaching career: Appointed England coach in June 1998 to become the first full-time boss of the women’s team

Took England Under-19s to the semi-finals of the 2002 and 2003 Uefa Women’s Championship

In 2003, became the first woman to earn the Uefa Pro Licence

Led the England senior side to the 2007 World Cup finals – their first appearance since 1995

Guided them to runners-up spot at Euro 2009

Took England to 2011 World Cup quarter-finals and their highest Fifa ranking of sixth

Saw the Lionesses eliminated at the group stage of Euro 2013

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