Ray Wilkins

Where is Ray Wilkins now?

Ray Wilkins was still playing in the top level of English football with QPR well into his thirties, finally hanging up his boots in 1997 at the age of 41 after a brief spell with Leyton Orient.

Since retiring from playing Wilkins has pursued careers in both football broadcasting and football coaching.

He was a co-commentator for Sky Sports’ coverage of the Champions League and has provided punditry on most of the main football broadcasting networks.

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Alongside his media commitments Wilkins has never strayed far from the coaching side of the game.

He started on his managerial path as player-manager of QPR in 1994 but left the side after they were relegated from the Premier League in 1996.

Wilkins then joined Fulham as manager working with Kevin Keegan for a season before working as assistant manager to first Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea and Watford and then with Dennis Wise at Millwall.

He also assisted Peter Taylor with the England Under 21’s side for three years between 2004 and 2007.

In 2008, Ray Wilkins returned to Chelsea as assistant manager to Luiz Felipe Scolari and was briefly caretaker manager of the side when Scolari was sacked.

Wilkins then worked under Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti with whom he enjoyed great success before leaving Chelsea in 2010 after it was announced that his contract wouldn’t be renewed.

Brief spells as assistant manager at Fulham and as head coach of the Jordan national team were followed by a role as assistant manager to Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa.

Unfortunately, this role was short lived and he left the club after only four months when Tim Sherwood was sacked.

In 2013 Ray Wilkins was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

In July 2016, Ray Wilkins was banned from driving for four years after he was sentenced by a magistrates court and admitted that he was an alcoholic.

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Ray Wilkins #One2Eleven (4-3-3 Formation)

Ray Wilkins was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in September 2012 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.


GK – Peter Shilton – fantastic shot-stopper who was one of the best ever English goalkeepers. Not the greatest on crosses though but still great nonetheless.

RB – Paolo Maldini – I had the pleasure of playing with him at AC Milan when he was just 17 and he was as good then as he was at 37. An unbeliveable athlete.

CB – Dave Watson –played with the former Manchester City defender for England. He was a real winner of a centre half who was fantastic in the air.

CB – Franco Baresi – the best player I have ever played with in my life. A brilliant defender who had two feet like a centre forward. Quick, a great technique, this player had everything.

LB – Kenny Sansom – the second best England left back ever after Ashley Cole, Sansom was outstanding.

CM – Graeme Souness – I used to hate playing against him. He would compliment the other midfielders in this team fantastically.

RM – Glenn Hoddle – one of the most talented footballers to have ever graced our shores. He had a great technique and could pass teams to death.

CM – Bryan Robson – had an engine on him which was second to none and was an unbelievable box-to-box midfielder.

ST – Steve Coppell – such as shame when his career ended early. He was a real team player.

ST – Roberto Donadoni – a really talented footballer who had two great feet and could play either side.

ST – Kevin Keegan – he wasn’t a gifted footballer but had a will to win and desire. He could run all day long and could score a goal as well.

Ray Wilkins: Premier League Statistics

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