Born on 16 December 1966, Dennis Wise, is a retired English football player, manager and former executive director of Newcastle United.
In his more than 20 years of career from 1985 to 2006, Dennis prominently played as the central midfielder for clubs like Wimbledon, Leicester City, Millwall, Southampton, Coventry City, and Chelsea.
He became Chelsea’s record signing switch when they paid £1.6 million for him in 1990. During his period at Chelsea, he won two FA Cups, a League Cup, and a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. That's why Chelsea fans still remember him as one of its beloved legends.
After retirement from his playing career, he slowly became involved in the managerial aspects of football. He started at Millwall as a player-manager leading them to the FA Cup final and European football for the first time in 2004. He then worked for various clubs in the managerial positions until he worked for Newcastle United as the executive director till 1st April 2009. His main job there was to scout new players and develop the new academy.
Dennis has devoted his whole life to football, but he is only remembered for his staggering 595 appearances and critical 95 goals in the English League, while his international career remains overlooked as he couldn't achieve the same feat.
He made his international debut with England on 1 May 1991. He managed to score against Turkey, which became the only goal scored throughout the game leading England to 1-0 victory.
Although Dennis was expected to be in the squad due to his excellent performance in his debut game and good season with Chelsea, surprisingly Dennis did not make the cut for the 1996 European Championships.
Similarly, in 1998 despite leading his team to victories in the 1998 Football League Cup Final and the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle denied him the opportunity to be placed in the England squad. However, Dennis received his chance to play Internationally again in 1999 against Belgium and Argentina on 23 February 2000. His final international game came in the World Cup qualifying match against Finland on 11 October 2000 which ended in a 0-0 draw.
At the end of his international journey, he made over 25 appearances and scored a total of 2 goals, which was not enough to leave a mark in his career.
Weight / Height
The jungle adventures in the show, I Am a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, is very famous for its restrictive diets.
Wise was forced to live under strict dietary restrictions as a participant of the show in 2017. He went through a drastic weight loss phase after joining the show and looked rather skinny when he left the show after 21 days.
At present, he is believed to weigh around 64 kg. He has a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters)
Wife - Married
Dennis has been married to Claire Wise since 2004.
It's been said that it was his wife Claire Wise, who motivated him to retire in 2006, but the rumors cannot be verified. But Denise has indeed been able to give more time to his family after his retirement.
Dennis Wise Family & Children
Dennis and Claire have three children together; older son Henry (born in 2000), younger daughter Amber (2004) and younger son George.
Family Fun: Dennis Wise (second from the right) with his family: wife Claire Wise, son Henry (far left), son George (center) and daughter Amber (far right) celebrate New Year 2019 (Photo: Denise Wise's Instagram)
Among their children, first son Henry has followed in his father's footsteps. He joined Arsenal’s Hale End Academy in 2015 and has pursued the same career as his father.
As of now, Henry plays as the midfielder for the Derby County FC.
Dennis Wise Net Worth, Now?
Dennis Wise has earned both fame and fortune dedicating his life to football. At present, his current net worth is assumed to be around £9 million.
The staggering figure doesn't come as a surprise since he was once regarded as one of the sensational players in English football. His love for the game was evident even after his retirement from his decades-long career in 2006. After retiring, he chose to pursue his passion for football as the manager of various reputed teams.
With such a rich career far behind, Dennis presently has limited his footballing knowledge to his appearances on sports networks such as SKY sports. In 2017, he also made appearances in the reality show I’m A Celebrity jungle, earning in between £25,000 and £250,000 per episode.
Dennis Wise Haircut
In 2016, Wise’s unconventional haircut became an exciting topic on Twitter for a while, overshadowing some major incident's in FA cup history.
When he revealed his new pundit hairstyle on sports channel Setanta Sports, people started comparing his hair to Mr. Burns from The Simpsons and awkwardly to Adolf Hitler as well.