Colin Bell (footballer, born 1961)
|Date of birth||5 August 1961|
|Place of birth||Leicester, England|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Republic of Ireland (manager)|
|1987–1989||1. FSV Mainz 05||40||(6)|
|2000–2001||SV Waldhof Mannheim|
|2001–2005||1. FSV Mainz 05 II|
|2006–2011||TuS Koblenz (Youth coach)|
|2008–2010||TuS Koblenz (Assistant coach)|
|2011–2013||Bad Neuenahr (women)|
|2013–2015||1. FFC Frankfurt (women)|
|2015–2016||Avaldsnes IL (women)|
|2017–||Republic of Ireland (women)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Colin Bell (born 5 August 1961) is an English football manager and former footballer, who currently manages the Republic of Ireland women's national football team.
Bell began his career at Leicester City, but did not break into the first team, and left for Germany aged 20. Bell played for VfL Hamm and 1. FSV Mainz 05, featuring in the 2. Bundesliga for the latter.
Bell retired to take up coaching in 1989. He managed TuS Koblenz for seven years, before joining the coaching staff at 1. FC Köln in 1996. In 1999, he took on his most high-profile role to date, managing Dynamo Dresden, but was not successful – the team failed to qualify for the restructured Regionalliga, and dropped to the Oberliga (level four) for the first time. He was sacked before the end of the season. After spells managing SV Waldhof Mannheim, 1. FSV Mainz 05's reserve team, and SC Preußen Münster, he worked at TuS Koblenz as assistant manager and youth coach.
In 2011, he signed for SC 07 Bad Neuenahr in Germany's Women's Bundesliga. Two seasons later, Bell became the manager of 1. FFC Frankfurt. The team won the Frauen DFB Pokal in 2014 and the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2015.
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- Kassouf, Jeff (1 December 2015). "Equalizer Soccer – Bell leaves UWCL holders Frankfurt for Avaldsnes". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
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- "Colin Bell replaces Sue Ronan as Ireland manager". RTÉ Sport. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
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