Revie was capped six times for England as a player and managed Leeds United to sundry titles before his three-year period as boss of the national team.
He was at Leicester and Hull before becoming the key figure of Manchester City’s successful ‘Revie Plan’, which involved his playing as a ‘deep-lying centre-forward’, a tactic copied from the great Hungarian side of the ‘50s.
Revie won The FA Cup with City in 1956 and was initially a Leeds United player and player/manager, costing them £14,000 from Sunderland in 1958, before starting an eleven-year period as manager in which his pragmatic team of internationals won two League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and two Fairs Cups.
He took the England job after Mercer’s temporary spell in charge and began encouragingly with a 3-0 Wembley win against Czechoslovakia in a European Championship qualifier in October 1974. But England failed to make the Finals and, after a series of disappointing results, Revie quit during the South American tour of 1977.