1956: Born Huyton, Liverpool, June 20.
1974: Signs professional forms for Bolton Wanderers.
1977: Wins first of six England Under-21 caps against Scotland.
1978: Wins Division Two championship with Bolton.
1982: Moves to Everton for £60,000.
1984: Wins the FA Cup with Everton, beating Watford 2-0 in final.
1985: Everton win the League Championship and European Cup Winners' Cup but are denied treble by Manchester United in FA Cup final.
1985: June 9 - Makes full England debut as substitute in the 1-0 defeat by Mexico.
1986: Plays in the FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool.
June: Stars in the Mexico World Cup after Ray Wilkins sending off hands him chance. England reach the semi-final but are beaten by eventual winners Argentina.
1987: Captains Everton to the League title again.
1988: Makes his 13th and last appearance for England as substitute in 1-0 victory over Switzerland.
1989: February - Joins QPR on a free transfer.
1989: December - Moves to Manchester City.
1990: November - Appointed player-manager of the Maine Road club.
1993: August: Sacked by Man City chairman, the late Peter "World's Worst Comb-Over" Swales.
1995: Appointed Sunderland manager and helps the club stave off relegation to Division Two.
1996: Guides Sunderland to the Premiership after winning First Division.
1997: Sunderland are relegated after just one season in the top flight.
1998: After coming third in Division One, Sunderland lose on penalties in the play-off final to Charlton.
1999: April 16 - A 3-1 win at Barnsley clinches the First Division Championship again for Sunderland.
2000: Sunderland finish seventh and just miss out on Europe.
2001: January 1 - Sunderland move third in the Premiership with 2-1 win over Ipswich.
2002: October 7 - Leaves Stadium of Light.
2003: March 21 - Takes temporary charge of Leeds United until the end of the season after departure of Terry Venables.
2003: March 23 - Loses first game 3-1 away to Liverpool
2003: April 5th - Record biggest win of the season with a 6-1 win at Charlton Athletic. Mark Viduka scores a hat-trick.
2003: May 4th - After defeats against Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, a win against Fulham and a draw against Spurs, Leeds win 3-2 away to Arsenal to secure their Premiership future.
2003: May 9th - Appointed full-time manager of Leeds United.
2003: Nov 8th - Viduka is on strike again. Leeds lose 1-6 away to newly promoted Portsmouth. Leeds' biggest top flight defeat since 1959. The second half is a rout. That's the fifth straight defeat. (The others being Arsenal, Manchester Utd, Liverpool, Man United!)
2003: November 10th - After 234 days and 22 matches Peter Reid is sacked for failing to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. The plc Board once again lose touch with reality and seek to shift the blame onto the manager. They seek to assauge fans reactions by appointing cuddly Eddie Gray as temporary manager.
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