Ossie Ardiles

Ossie Ardiles was most recently manager of Machida Zelvia in Japan.

Ardiles entered football management after an illustrious playing career where he won a World Cup winners' medal with Argentina in 1978.

After winning the World Cup, Ardiles signed for Tottenham Hotspur and became a fans favourite. Known as a midfield dynamo for his short passing, he was simply a delight to watch.

He was signed by Keith Burkinshaw and Spurs won the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup with Ardiles in their squad.

In July 1989, Ardiles was appointed manager of Swindon Town and he began to transform their style of play. At the time he led the club to their highest ever league finish and despite winning the second division play-offs in 1990, the club were denied a place in the First Division due to financial irregularities.

After managing Newcastle United, Ardiles took charge of WBA and guided them to second tier of English football after a 3-0 victory over Port Vale at Wembley.

Ardiles then returned to White Hart Lane in 1993 to manage Tottenham. Since managing Spurs, Ardiles has also had managerial spells in Croatia, Mexico, Japan, Israel, Argentina and Paraguay.

Ardiles has won a number of awards in management which include winning the Nabisco Cup with Shimizu in 1996, the Tokai Cup with Shimizu S-Pulse in 1996 and 1998 as well as the Emperor's Cup Winner in 2005 with Tokyo Verdy 1969. He was also named J. League Manager of the Year in 1998.

Honours (1)
  • promotions
    • West Brom:
      • Promotion to Endsleigh Football League Division One, (1993-05-30)
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