Terry Venables is an English former football player and manager who has also managed Middlesbrough and Leeds United. He became known as ‘El Tel’ after leading Barcelona to the league title, in 1985. His success with the team brought him international recognition and further solidified his reputation as a top-class manager. Venables’ achievements at Barcelona marked a significant milestone in his career and cemented his place among the great football managers of his time.
On January 6, 1943, Terence Frederick Venables, the sole child of Fred and Myrtle Venables, was born in Dagenham. His father was originally from Barking and was a petty officer in the Navy. At the end of the 1965–66 season, with Chelsea once more aiming for a fifth-place finish, Docherty put Venables on the transfer list.
His mother was Welsh, and Clydach Vale was home to her family. His passion of football was nurtured by his maternal grandparents, Ossie and Milly, who took him in after his parents relocated to Romford, Essex, when he was thirteen.
What Is The Net Worth Of Terry Venables?
Terry Venables’ net worth is estimated to be $10 million, as of 2023. He continued to have a successful career in football. He joined Queens Park Rangers and quickly made an impact, leading the team to promotion to the First Division in his first season. Venables’ sharp tactical acumen and ability to motivate players helped QPR secure a respectable mid-table finish in their first season back in the top flight.
After winning back-to-back FA Youth Cups, Venables—a talented midfielder—made his senior debut in 1960 after rising through the Chelsea system. Following the Blues’ 1962 relegation, he was promoted back to the First Division. In the 1965 League Cup final first leg, he scored a penalty as Chelsea defeated Leicester 3-2 to win the cup.
In 1974, he signed with Crystal Palace. Under his guidance, the team became known for their attacking style of play and Venables earned a reputation as one of the brightest young managers in English football.
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Terry Venables Wife
In 1966, Terry Venables tied the knot with dressmaker Christine McCann. Couple fell in love and got married in a small and intimate ceremony shortly after. Before getting divorced in 1984, they had two kids. They were blessed with a beautiful daughter bringing Terry’s total number of children to three. In Chingford, Greater London, in his father’s tavern, he met Yvette Bazire, his second wife, in 1984.
Their marriage faced numerous challenges and leading to their eventual separation in 1992. Even after their relationship ended, Terry never stopped cherishing the memories he had made with both of his wives and the kids they had given him.
She accompanied him when he was appointed manager of Barcelona, and in 1991 they tied the knot. For seven years, she was in charge of his supper club in Kensington, Scribes West. Then he sold it in 1997.