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Five more ex-Arsenal players now in football management

By Tony Attwood

In the last article I listed a number of Arsenal players now in senior management position in clubs other than Arsenal.

  • Dennis Bergkamp
  • Remi Garde
  • Tony Adams
  • Martin Hayes
  • Brian McDermott
  • Vladimir Petrovic

Now here is the second list, which hopefully gets us to near completion.., the total seems to be eleven players now in some form of senior management.

Pat Scully is manager of Limerick.   Pat did not play for Arsenal’s first team   He started in management with Kilkenny City in 2005 when he moved to Shamrock Rovers (both of the first division at the time, meaning division 2 in effect).  He won promotion that year.  He left in October 2008 and moved to Limerick in 2009 where he is still manager.

Paul Dickov became Oldham’s player-manager in June 2010.  It is his first management appointment – having played 22 games for Arsenal.  At the end of last season he said he would not play any more, and would focus on management.

Brian Marwood is Manchester City’s football administrator, and has been forthright in defending the spending of the club.

John Jensen is Blackburn’s assistant manager having previously been at  Randers in Denmark.  Prior to that he was Michael Laudrup’s assistant at Brondby and Getafe.  He is a client of the Sport Entertainment and Media Group, which has a corporate partnership deal with the rights agency Kentaro, which advised Venky’s on its takeover of Blackburn.

Ian Allinson is best remember for his appearance in the 1-0 down 2-1 league cup game against Tottenham on 4 March 1987 when he and Rocky scored to take Arsenal to the final. He played 105 games  for Arsenal and scored 23 goals.

As a manager his has worked with Harlow Town before Boreham Wood (in 2004).  After leaving he came back as Director of Football in 2005, before leaving in 2006 to manage Stotfold.  He has alternated between Stotfold and Boreham Wood which he finally rejoined for 2008/09 Season.  They were promoted in 2009/10, when the Club won the Ryman Football League Premier Division Play-off Final.

4 comments to Five more ex-Arsenal players now in football management

  • Clintm15

    Interesting

  • Tony Attwood

    Limerick under Pat Scully are currently in fourth position this season (it is a spring to autumn season in Ireland) and they are seven points off the lead.

    All our other ex players are working in leagues that play the season as in England – autumn to spring

  • Geoff Taylor

    Why no mention of Niall Quinn? A senior post in Management (Chairman), a big name player and at a big club (Sunderland), he surely qualifies!

  • It is good to see more players going into management and contribute back to the game.

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