Peter Reid is a former English footballer, manager and pundit, Reid was a defensive midfielder during his playing days enjoying a long and successful career. Peter Reid built his reputation as one of England’s brightest midfield talents of the time at Bolton Wanderers with a career that spans more than twenty years. Peter Reid is arguably one of the most versatile men in the British footballing industry, with time spent at Bolton, Everton and Manchester City, Reid can boast a plethora of footballing achievements including appearing in two World Cup campaigns, winning the FA Cup with Everton and winning the Football League First Division trophy as manager of Sunderland on two occasions. Peter Reid has now become an extremely popular and sought after football speaker.
Peter Reid signed a professional contract with Bolton Wanderers in 1974 and won his first medal when Bolton were crowned the championship of the Football League Second Division in 1978. Reid transferred to Everton in 1982, during his time in domestic football, Reid’s greatest achievement were being a part of the Everton team that won FA Cup in 1984, along with the Football League championship in 1985 and again in 1987 along with the European Cup Winners’ Cup also in 1985. The 1985 double winning season saw Peter Reid named the PFA Footballer of the Year and his form was so good that year, he came 4th in the World Soccer Player of the Yearaward, a tremendous achievement.
Internationally, Reid won 13 caps for England, originally given his chance by the injuries to other players, he excelled and became the linchpin of the England team in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Domestically, Peter Reid played for a number of other clubs before eventually retiring in 1995 as a player. In 2006, Reid was awarded with the ‘Everton Giant’ accolade before he turned his attention to a career in management. Reid’s distinguished playing career allows him to shed light upon the requirements to succeed as a player in professional football along with the demands when he performs as a football speaker.
Peter Reid’s managerial career has had its ups and downs and seen him take charge of Sunderland, Leeds United and the England under 21’s. Undoubtedly Reid’s greatest accomplishment as a manager came in 1996 where he led Sunderland to the Football League Division One title, the first of two occasions he led them to this accolade, the tremendous achievement also led to Peter Reid being named the LMA Manager of the Year. Numerous Manager of the Month accolades in varying divisions proceeded a managerial move to Thailand where he led the nation to victory in the T&T Cup. A further global engagement as manager of Mumbai Cityahead of the inaugural Indian Super League season.
Most recently Reid was appointed assistant manager at his first club Bolton Wanderers in 2016 where he remained until the culmination of that season. A diverse and travelled managerial career that has had a host of ups and downs provides fantastic experience and content for Reid’s performances as a football speaker allowing him to share his experiences of leadership and management in football.
Now just shy of sixty, Peter Reid continues to work as a football speaker, providing commentary and punditry for the BBC, chosen for the BBC’s coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and has also worked as a football speaker and pundit for both Sky Sports and ESPN. An incredibly well respected figure in the world of football, Peter Reid boasts a wealth of knowledge that he eloquently shares with his audiences’ ensuring he provides afantastic event, Reid is available to hire as a football speaker for any event or function.