The Story So Far…
14 years. 14 years of management. 3 World Cups. 3 European Championships. 4 Confederations Cups. 2 Barclays Premier League. 1 Liga BBVA. 1 Serie A. 1 Eredivisie. 1 Copa Del Rey. 1 FA Cup. 1 Copa Italia. 1 European Super Cup. 13 years and 18 trophies. 1 nation. 5 teams. The title of the greatest manager of all time. These are Jamie Street's achievements since 2011.
Jamie Street’s first managerial job was one which caught many people by surprise. Fabio Capello had just resigned as England manager and either Harry Redknapp or Roy Hodgson were expected to be named within a few days of the resignation. However, England decided that unknown manager Jamie Street, whose only footballing jobs had been coaching at non-league Kidderminster, would get the vacancy after a “sensational interview”, the FA quoted.
Street’s first big international tournament was Euro 2012. Street went on to beat Spain 2-1 in the final to get Street’s first piece of managerial silverware. England then went on to win the 2013 Confederations Cup before winning going into Rio 2014. England then beat Holland in the final to make the World Cup Street’s third piece for his cabinet.
After the World Cup, Street then turned to club football for silverware and to the vacant spot at top club Arsenal after their manager Martin Jol left for Manchester City. After just one season, Street left the club with 2 trophies, the Barclays Premier League and a European Super Cup.
Next on Street’s busy trophy-winning schedule was Euro 2016 which he won with ease, beating France in the final. Now on his agenda was another few club trophies, going to Man. City and winning another Premier League, an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Europa League before leaving after just another season.
After this Street went onto win the Confederations Cup 2017 and World Cup 2018 in Russia, beating Argentina in the final. He then went on to manage his beloved Stoke City in the 2019-20 season. He did not win anything but achieved a Champions League spot for his team as they finished in 4th place before he called it a day and resigned.
Now was Euro 2020 which was a major learning point in Street’s managerial career as they went out in the second knockout round to rivals France, who went onto win the competition. Ajax was on the map for Street next as he won the Eredivisie in the 2021-22 season.
Qatar 2022 was next and all eyes were on England to turn around their fortunes and get back onto winning tracks. They did without fail as they beat surprise stars Serbia in the final after winning the 2023 Confederations Cup the year before. Italy was now on the map as Street took over AC Milan and won them the Serie A and Copa Italia before again leaving after a season.
Euro 2024 was a chance for England to regain their title and they did without fail, knocking out Italy to win the trophy for the third time since Street had been managing them. Madrid was the next stop on Jamie Street’s tour of management as he took over Real Madrid and took them to the Liga BBVA and Copa Del Rey title’s in one season. He then obviously resigned as he usually does.
Street could fit in one last trophy before August 2025 by winning the Confederations Cup 2025.
However there are still many pieces of silverware missing from Street’s checklist, a main one being the Champions League.
As you can see he still has to win both German competitions to win, the French league and win the most prestigious competition in Europe, the Champions League. Then he will move onto another continent. Street will be looking for a new club but he will still be winning everything with England.
Keep reading to find out what happens in the tale of Jamie Street…