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Who is Paul Mariner?

Paul Mariner born on 22 May 1953 was an English football coach and retired player. He was most recently the head coach and technical director at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, until his dismissal in January 2013.

Paul Mariner’s Death, Cause Of Death

Former England and Ipswich striker Paul Mariner has died at the age of 68.

Mariner scored 13 goals in 35 games for England and made two substitute appearances at the 1980 European Championship in Italy.

He also won both the UEFA Cup and FA Cup during an eight-year spell at Ipswich, where he scored 139 goals in 339 games for the club.

Mariner, who began his career with non-League Chorley, also enjoyed spells at Plymouth, Arsenal and Portsmouth and would later move into coaching after retirement, taking charge of his former club Plymouth and MLS side Toronto FC.

“We are devastated to hear the news of the passing of Town legend Paul Mariner at the age of 68,” read a statement released by Ipswich on Saturday.

“The thoughts of everyone at #itfc are with Paul’s family and friends at this sad time. Thank you, Paul.”

The FA also paid tribute to Mariner in a statement, which read: “We’re sad to have learned that Paul Mariner, who made 35 appearances for the #ThreeLions, has passed away at the age of 68.

“Mariner represented England between 1977 and 1985, scoring 13 goals. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends and former clubs.”

Paul Mariner’s Death, Cause Of Death

Paul Mariner Biography, Wiki

A center-forward during his playing days, Paul Mariner began his career with Chorley. He became a professional player in 1973 with Plymouth Argyle, where he scored 61 goals in 155 appearances and is considered to be one of the club’s best players. He joined Ipswich Town in 1976, where he achieved domestic and European success under the guidance of Bobby Robson. He was called up to play for the England national team during his time at Portman Road, and went on to represent his country at the 1980 European Championships and the 1982 World Cup. He spent two years with Arsenal and then Portsmouth before finishing his career abroad. He played for clubs in Australia, the US, and Malta.

He took up coaching during his time with the Albany Capitals and focused on it fully when he retired from playing. After spending time working in Japan, he returned to America to coach, firstly in Arizona and then at Harvard University. He joined Major League Soccer club New England Revolution in 2004 as a member of Steve Nicol’s coaching staff. After five years in Massachusetts, Mariner returned to Plymouth Argyle in 2009 as their head coach. He succeeded Paul Sturrock as the club’s manager two months later before returning to his role as head coach upon the arrival of Peter Reid. In January 2011, he returned to Major League Soccer as director of player development at Toronto FC.

Mariner was the color commentator for the New England Revolution of MLS. Starting in 2020, he commentated only for some of the Revolution games, and shared the duty with Charlie Davies.

On 10 July 2021, it was announced that Marriner had died at the age of 68.

Full namePaul Mariner
Date of birth22 May 1953
Place of birthBolton, England
Date of death10 July 2021 (aged 68)
Position(s)Centre forward
Teams managed
2003Harvard Crimson (assistant)
2004–2009New England Revolution (assistant)
2009–2010Plymouth Argyle
2012–2013Toronto FC

Paul Mariner’s Honours

As a player

Plymouth Argyle

  • Third Division runner up: 1974–75

Ipswich Town

  • FA Cup: 1977–78
  • UEFA Cup: 1980–81


  • Plymouth Argyle Player of the Year: 1974–75, 1975–76
  • Plymouth Argyle Team of the Century
  • Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year: 1980–81
  • Ipswich Town Player of the Year: 1982–83
  • Ipswich Town Hall of Fame: Inducted 2011

Paul Mariner’s Coaching Career

Early career

After retiring, Mariner worked as a football pundit for BBC Radio Lancashire for their Friday-night Non-League Hour before setting up a management company for footballers. After a spell back in England coaching at Bolton School, he returned to the States to coach youth football at S.C. Del Sol in Phoenix, Arizona. In the fall of 2003 he became an assistant coach at Harvard University. In 2004, he was hired by the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer as assistant coach to former Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol.

Plymouth Argyle

Speculation about his future was rife in October 2009 when he was linked with a coaching position at one of his former clubs, Plymouth Argyle, abetted by his visit to Devon to promote the city’s 2018 World Cup bid and his subsequent resignation on 17 October. It was announced the following day, 18 October 2009, that he was to become the new head coach of Plymouth Argyle, with Paul Sturrock staying on as team manager.

On 10 December 2009, Mariner replaced Sturrock as manager of Plymouth Argyle, following a run of poor form which left the Pilgrims second bottom in the Championship. He was unable to keep Plymouth up, however, and they were relegated from the Football league Championship after a six-year stay, on 19 April 2010.

On 6 May 2010, it was announced that Plymouth were to look for a new manager, however Mariner would remain as a member of the coaching staff. Mariner’s tenure as manager ended when Peter Reid was hired on 24 June 2010. Mariner stepped down from his role at Home Park on 30 December 2010 to pursue another opportunity. “I have known Paul for a long time and working with him has been fantastic,” said Argyle manager Peter Reid. “I’m sure he will be successful in everything he does in the future. He’s a great personality and someone who is a legend with the fans at this football club.”

Toronto FC

Mariner was named Director of Player Development for Toronto FC on 6 January 2011, joining new head coach Aron Winter at the club.

After starting the season with 9 straight losses, former Toronto Coach Aron Winter stepped down and Toronto named Mariner head coach on 7 June 2012. Mariner recorded his first victory as Toronto manager on 27 June against Montreal Impact, the game ended in a 3–0 away win. Mariner was dismissed on 7 January 2013. Mariner was praised by former Toronto FC players Andrew Wiedeman and Eric Hassli.

Paul Mariner FAQ”s

Who was Paul Mariner?

Paul Mariner born on 22 May 1953 was an English football coach and retired player. He was most recently the head coach and technical director at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, until his dismissal in January 2013.

What was Paul Mariner’s age when he died?

Paul Mariner was 68 years of age he died.

What is Paul Mariner’s wife’s name?

Paul Mariner’s wife’s name is unknown at this moment but we will update it asap.

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