Terry Venables and his wife, Yvette ... system to the line of cypress trees that lead down to a dusty ravine in front of the hotel. And this being Spain, there’s also some maddening bureaucracy to deal with – the local tourist board won’t allow.
Former England boss Terry Venables has turned his hand at management of a different kind after opening a hotel in Spain. The ex-Barcelona, Tottenham and Three Lions manager now lives in rural Alicante with his wife Yvette and opened La Escondida last year.
For many of us, lavender's deep colour and its unforgettable fragrance encapsulate the heady joys of Provence. Who has not drooled over the iconic image of blossoming fields abutting the 12th Century Cistercian abbey of Notre-Dame de Senanque.
Replacing packed terraces are scenic mountains and an idyllic Spanish hideaway which he has just finished turning into a boutique hotel . It opened in October. “After Euro 96 I had a profound sense of 'how on earth do I follow that?'” Venables explains.
They call it La Escondida, the hideaway. It is hidden away from the Costa Blanca, up in the mountains, amid the olive groves. It is here, in the tranquillity of the Spanish countryside, that Terry Venables has found his oasis — the furthest thing he.
Flamenco night and a man wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt and neat, greying beard is watching contentedly from a distance, a smile stretched across his tanned face. He seems to be enjoying himself, but then this East End lad, who is feted almost as much.
Kendall managed Bilbao for two seasons; Terry Venables won the league with Barcelona; Jock Wallace took charge of Sevilla for a while; and Ron Atkinson had a brief spell as Atlético Madrid boss. Colin Addison took Celta Vigo up from the second tier.
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“I first got friendly with Gordon when I was playing for Queens Park Rangers and he used to come along as a supporter,” Venables , who now runs La Escondida hotel near Alicante, Spain , told the Sunday Post. “One day we got talking about doing some .
But the honeymoon period came crashing to an end in Seville during the European Cup final against Steaua Bucharest when Terry Venables took Schuster off for Moratalla with five minutes of regulation time to go and the scoreboard locked at 0-0.
Spain's coast just got a tad glitzier thanks to Mark Wright's cousin Elliott Wright, who opened his new restaurant Olivia's La Cala on the Costa del Sol on Monday evening. The fourth venture from restaurateur and former The Only Way is Essex star.
Policemen are getting younger and flights are getting earlier. We're leaving Gatwick at 6.20am, which means arriving at the airport by 5am. Unless you live nearby, this involves not sleeping at all or setting the alarm for 3.30am or so. No wonder there.
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From here I continued eastwards, enjoying the New Inn Hotel in Lechlade, Gloucestershire (once frequented by Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary, and right next door to St Lawrence Church, inspiration for Shelley's A Summer English Churchyard), The .
Jimmy Greaves and Terry Venables were born just seven miles apart and with a difference of only three years and 35 days. Their footballing ... at Tottenham Hotspur. Venables, now the owner of La Escondida hotel in Alcoi, spoke to me about his dear friend.