Steve was born on the 9th, July 1955 and went to school in Liverpool. As a player, he was a highly regarded right winger, known for his speed and work rate. He won domestic honours with Manchester United and represented England at the World Cup. After a knee injury ended his playing career, he went into management.
He has managed a number of English clubs, most notably Crystal Palace and Reading, both of which he took from the English second tier to achieve each club’s greatest-ever successes in the top flight. He has also managed Manchester City, Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Brentford. He is credited with discovering players such as Ian Wright, a striker he signed from non-league football, and who became a household name and international footballer.