4: JOHN GREGORY – Terry Venables was the biggest influence on me as a manager, while Stan Collymore was the biggest challenge I had to face.
From humble beginnings as a 15 year old apprentice at Northampton Town, to leading Aston Villa out at Wembley for the cup final in 2000, John Gregory has enjoyed a fantastic career and has the stories to prove it! He doubled his salary in 1977 moving from £50 a week with the cobblers, to £100 at the Villa! He learnt so much during his time at QPR under manager Terry Venables and still keeps notes of his training sessions to this day, which he’s used to coach some of the biggest names in the game, from Paul Merson and Stan Collymore, to Dwight Yorke and a young upstart called Dion Dublin! Recorded remotely during lockdown, so please forgive the sound quality.