Wilkinson was a flying right-winger for Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton & Hove Albion, clocking up 141 League appearances and scoring 21 goals.
He managed at non-League level, which included the England semi-professional team, before making his name with former club Sheffield Wednesday.
He took the Owls up into the top flight in 1984 and kept them there, switching later to an even more high-profile managerial job at Leeds United.
He was very successful at Elland Road, winning the Second Division in 1990 and the League Championship two years later.
He was The FA’s Technical Director, producing the innovative ‘Charter for Quality’ before helping England out on two occasions as caretaker Manager.
After Hoddle went, he was in charge for the Wembley friendly with France in February 1999 (0-2) and following Keegan’s surprise resignation, he presided over a World Cup qualifier in Finland in October 2000 (0-0).
He also managed England teams at ‘B’ and Under-21 levels.