1959 Born in Lambeth on October 22.
1984 After starting his playing career at Reading in the Third and Fourth Divisions, he joined Wimbledon shortly before Christmas.
May 3 1986 Scores the winner against Huddersfield which seals the Dons' promotion to the old First Division.
1988 Famously scores the winning goal as Wimbledon's 'Crazy Gang' beat red-hot favourites Liverpool 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
1994 Leaves Wimbledon after almost 10 years and 317 games, scoring 35 goals.
March 1994 Has brief spell at Swindon before making first move into management at Irish side Sligo Rovers.
1995 Guides Sligo Rovers to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup before leaving at the end of the season to take up coaching appointment at Wimbledon where he initially managed the reserve side before moving up to first team coach.
February 5 1999 Appointed manager of Wycombe with the club bottom of the Second Division. Five points adrift with 11 games remaining, Wycombe collected 23 out of the remaining 33 points to avoid relegation, Paul Emblen scoring the vital winner against Lincoln with seven minutes of the last game of the season to go.
2000 Wycombe finish 12th in the Second Division.
March 10 2001 Wycombe beat Leicester 2-1 at Filbert Street with Roy Essandoh scoring the winner after being recruited shortly beforehand on the internet; Sanchez watched the finale on a monitor after being sent from the touchline for arguing with the fourth official.
April 8 2001 Wycombe lose FA Cup semi-final to Liverpool.
2002 Wycombe finish 11th in the Second Division.
2003 A late loss of form sees Wycombe stumble to 18th in the league.
September 30 2003 After a promising start Wycombe take just three points from nine league games and Sanchez is sacked after a 2-1 defeat by Tranmere.
January 21 2004 Sanchez is named as the new manager of Northern Ireland.
February 18 2004 Defeated 4-1 by Norway in a friendly - his first game in charge in Belfast.
March 31 2004 Sanchez secures Northern Ireland's first win in 16 games in only his second match at the helm when they beat Estonia 1-0 in a friendly in Tallinn.
September 4 2004 Northern Ireland defeated 3-0 by Poland in World Cup qualifier in Sanchez's first competitive game.
September 8 2004 First point secured in World Cup qualifying with a 2-2 draw in Wales.
March 25 2005 Sanchez signs two-and-a-half year extension to his contract.
March 26 2005 Northern Ireland lose 4-0 to England at Old Trafford. Four days later they lose 1-0 away to Poland.
September 7 2005 Northern Ireland secure one of the greatest results in their history as they beat England 1-0 at Windsor Park, David Healy scoring the only goal.
October 2005 The World Cup campaign ends with two defeats, first losing 3-2 at home to Wales and then 2-0 away to Austria.
November 15 2005 Euro 2004 finalists Portugal held to a 1-1 draw in Belfast.
December 5 2005 The Irish Football Association give Portsmouth permission to speak to Sanchez after the sacking of Alain Perrin. The Pompey job eventually goes to Harry Redknapp.
September 2 2006 Northern Ireland lose their opening Euro 2008 qualifier, 3-0 at home to Iceland.
September 6 2006 Almost a year on from beating England, Spain are defeated 3-2 in Belfast as David Healy scores a hat-trick. Sanchez refuses to talk to the media after the game.
September 9 2006 Sanchez announces he will stay on despite "the level and ferocity of the criticism from certain sections of the media" . He adds in a statement: "Certainly the Northern Ireland team deserve more respect for what we have achieved and the progress that has been made these past three seasons."
March 28 2007 Northern Ireland come from behind to record another sensational result, beating Sweden 2-1 at Windsor Park with another two David Healy goals to move to the top of Group F.
April 10 2007 Named caretaker manager of Fulham for final five matches of the season after the Premiership club obtains permission from the IFA.