Dennis Wise - The Facts!

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
DENNIS WISE FACTFILE - published by Sportinglife

1966: Born London, December 16.

1985: Joins Wimbledon on a free transfer. Makes his debut under Dave Bassett.

1986: Wimbledon win promotion to the old First Division.

1986-87: Scores four goals in 27 starts as Wimbledon stagger the critics by finishing sixth in the table in their first season in the top flight.

1988: Plays a key role in Wimbledon's amazing 1-0 FA Cup final triumph over Liverpool at Wembley.

1990: Signs for Chelsea in £1.6million move. Scores 13 goals in 44 games in first season as his side finish in the top half of the table but serves two spells of suspension. Awarded his first full England cap against Turkey and scores only goal of the game.

1994: Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle strips Wise of the captaincy after he is sent off for foul and abusive language at Newcastle.

1995: Wise is jailed for three months for an assault on a taxi driver, although he is later acquitted on appeal.

1996: Misses selection for Euro 96.

1997: Leads Chelsea to victory in the FA Cup final.

1998: Chelsea capture League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under Wise's captaincy but Wise is passed over by Glenn Hoddle for World Cup squad.

1999: April - Wise is charged with biting the arm of Real Mallorca defender Elena Marcelino in the second half of Cup Winners' Cup semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. He is later cleared by UEFA.
September - Tackles Kurdish protester during Champions League match with Galatasaray.
October - Earns recall to England squad for friendly against Belgium.

2000: February - Charged with misconduct by the FA following an alleged confrontation in the tunnel after the 3-1 defeat of Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge.
April 13 - Fined £7,500 by FA for his part in tunnel bust-up.
April 29 - Makes 400th appearance for Chelsea in 2-0 victory over Liverpool.
May 20 - Lifts FA Cup - accompanied by baby son Henry - following 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley.
May 31 - Named in England squad for Euro 2000.
July - Signs one-year extension to Chelsea contract, with the club indicating they will reward him with a coaching position at the end of his deal.

2001: June - Chelsea accept £1.6million bid from Leicester for Wise.

2002: May - Leicester relegated to Nationwide League at end of season.
July - Sent home from Leicester's Finland pre-season training camp after a "breach of club discipline" when he breaks the jaw of team-mate Callum Davidson.
August - Leicester terminate Wise's contract but an independent disciplinary commission rules they were not allowed to do so.
September 3 - Leicester take case to the High Court.
September 18 - Leicester win the right to sack Wise.
September 24 - Wise joins Millwall on a two-season deal.
October 16 - Appointed caretaker player-manager, with Wilkins as his assistant, following the departure of Mark McGhee.
October 18 - Sent off - the 13th red card of his career - just four minutes after bringing himself on against Sheffield United for two-footed lunge at Chris Armstrong.
November - Appointed Millwall player-manager until the end of the 2004-05 season.

2004: February - Charged with abusive behaviour by the FA after launching a tirade at referee Frazer Stretton following a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United which was marred by a mass brawl.
April 4 - Millwall beat Sunderland 1-0 at Old Trafford, with Wise playing, to reach the FA Cup final for the first time in their history.

April 14 - Fined £3,000 and warned as to his future conduct by FA for his abuse towards referee Frazer Stretton in February.
May - Wise's Millwall lose 3-0 to Manchester United in the FA Cup final at the Millennium Stadium, gaining European qualification.
2005: May 8 - Millwall finish 10th in the Coca-Cola Championship and Wise steps down as manager following a meeting with new club chairman Jeff Burnige.
June - Joins Southampton on a free transfer and takes over as joint caretaker manager with Dave Bassett.
December - Leaves Southampton following the appointment of George Burley.
2006: January - Joins Coventry on pay-as-you-play deal.
May - Appointed Swindon manager with Gustavo Poyet as his assistant.
October 24 - Confirmed as new manager of Leeds.
2007: February 9 - Denies a Football Association charge of improper conduct after being ordered to leave the technical area during Leeds' Coca-Cola Championship defeat by West Brom at Elland Road on January 20.
May - Relegated to League One, finishing bottom of the table with 36 points.
2008: January 3 - Interviewed by police after he chased a youth who allegedly threw stones at his family car on New Year's Day.
January 28 - It is confirmed he will join Kevin Keegan's backroom team at Newcastle.