Former Ipswich and England footballer, and defensive coach of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.
Although he was born in Singapore in December 1958, Terry Butcher spent his childhood in Lowestoft, where he attended Lowestoft Grammar School, and where he met his future wife Rita. He famously turned down the chance to join Norwich City youth team as, like his father, he was a fan of Ipswich Town – Norwich’s fiercest rivals! While living in Suffolk, Butcher owned a chain of insurance brokers which was later acquired by the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Butcher made his debut for Ipswich against Everton in the First Division on 15 April 1978 and over the next eight seasons established himself as the club’s top central defender. In 1986, Butcher left Ipswich when they were relegated, and became one of the first English players to join Scottish club Rangers, following the appointment of Graeme Souness as manager. Souness, the former Liverpool player, paid Ipswich £725,000 for Terry in July 1986. In 1990 he became player-manager of Coventry City. Butcher retired as a player after six league appearances in the 1990-91 First Division. His assistant, Don Howe, took over managerial duties in 1992. In late 1992 he signed up for Sunderland, playing 38 times before becoming player-manager in early 1993. After playing three games for Clydebank, he finally retired as a player.
During his career, Butcher managed many teams, including Coventry City, Sunderland, Motherwell, Brentford and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Butcher also played internationally. When he was 21 he played his first debut for England in a friendly match against Australia. This was followed by an appearance in the 1986 World Cup. Butcher also played for England in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup, after which he quit international football with 77 caps and three goals to his name over a period of 10 years. During that time he had appeared in most senior English national games.
Butcher can be frequently heard as a summariser, usually at England matches, on BBC Radio Five Live and occasional UEFA Cup matches on the Five TV channel. He often appeared as an expert on Setanta Sports’ Scottish Premier League coverage. Terry also worked for BBC Sport during the 2006 World Cup, after which he fully recommenced his work with Sydney FC (from July 2006). He was also used as an in-game commentator in the first Pro Evolution Soccer video game, and the Nintendo 64 game International Superstar Soccer 2000, along with main commentator Chris James.
Between June 2018 and July 2019 Terry was head coach of the Philippines national football team.
As of July 2019 Terry is defensive coach of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.
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