John Peacock holds both The FA Academy Director's Licence and UEFA Pro Licence, making him a highly experienced football coach who specialises in youth development and coach education.
Peacock is now in his second spell with The FA, having rejoined in 2002 as National Coach. He is responsible for England U17s and has managed over 170 international games, reaching the finals of the UEFA Championships and the semi-finals in 2003 and 2004.
In May 2007, Peacock led England to the Final of the European Championships where they lost narrowly to Spain. Peacock and England then reached the Quarter Finals of the World Cup in Korea that summer.
Peacock then led England to glory in May 2010, when his side won the European Championship, beating Spain in the Final in Liechtenstein after a season which saw his side unbeaten throughout.
Peacock's first spell at The FA, from 1990-1998, was spent as a Regional Director in the Midlands and during the intervening years Peacock was Academy Director at Derby County where he helped develop numerous youngsters into first team players. On leaving to join The FA in 2002, Derby had 14 youth internationals and three Under-21 internationals.
Peacock's first coaching role was with Coventry City where he was a Football Development Officer. As a player, he spent seven seasons with Scunthorpe, playing more than 200 league and cup games.