Ted Copeland

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Ted Copeland
Teams managed
Years Team
1993–1998 England Women

Ted Copeland is an English former football coach. He managed the England women's side between 1993 and 1998, leading them to a quarter-final appearance in the 1995 World Cup.[1]

Copeland spent 12 years working as a lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.[2] While in Saudi Arabia, he also played for and coached Ettifaq FC in the Saudi Premier League and coached the Saudi Under-16 and Under-19 National Teams.[2]

He had a spell with Hartlepool United where he was first-team coach.[2][3]

In 1990, Copeland became the Football Association's Regional Director of Coaching for the North of England.[2] In 1993 he added the part-time role of England women's coach to his duties and remained in both posts until 1998. His successor, Hope Powell became the first full-time manager of the England women's team.[4]

He later worked as director of sport at East Durham College and was director of education services for a sports marketing company, Navigator.[5]

In August 2006, Copeland and his wife Cindy took early retirement and moved to Parcent, Alicante.[2]


  1. ^ "England into quarter-finals". The Independent. 12 June 1995. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Coach:Ted Copeland". Fortworth FC. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Martin Morgan (10 February 2005). "Reds to teach tomorrow's stars a lesson". North West Evening Male. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hope Powell:England Women's Team". England Caps (UK). Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Navigator Guides Soccer's Youth". Sports Business. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 11 September 2009.