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Published 31 December 2021 3 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Holland named in New Year Honours List

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Nicholas Veevers

The England men's senior assistant coach was among a number of individuals from football on the New Year Honours List for 2022
England men's senior assistant coach Steve Holland was one of a number of people from football recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for 2022.
Holland has been awarded an MBE for his services to Association Football after a career which has seen him work as a coach with Crewe Alexandra, Stoke City and Chelsea before he joined the England Football ranks.
The 51 year old has been assistant coach to Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate since he was first appointed as men’s under-21 boss back in 2013, initially on a part-time basis to combine with his previous role as a first-team coach with Chelsea.
He then left Chelsea to take up a full-time role with England Football in December 2016, following Southgate’s appointment as men’s senior manager earlier that year.

Read Southgate's tribute to Holland and his contribution to England Football.

There’s also an OBE for Holland’s former Stamford Bridge colleague Emma Hayes, with the long-serving Chelsea Women’s manager recognised for promoting women’s football via her successful spell with the Blues.
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes saw a successful 2021 rounded off by receiving an OBE
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes saw a successful 2021 rounded off by receiving an OBE
The award caps off another good year for Hayes, after leading the Blues to a Barclays FA WSL and Vitality Women’s FA Cup double in 2021.
And there’s also an MBE for Sheila Parker, who was the first England Women’s football team captain, for her services to football and charity. 
Parker led out the women’s national team in what was their first ever international back in November 1972 – a 3-2 win over Scotland in Greenock. 
And as we approach the 50th anniversary of that game in 2022, Parker will be recognised for her contribution to our sport.
There’s an MBE for ex Sunderland player Gary Bennett, who represented the Black Cats in the 1992 FA Cup Final at Wembley, for his services to anti-racism in football as a long-term patron of the ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ organisation.