Dave Penney

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Dave Penney
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Penney in 2009
Personal information
Full name David Mark Penney[1]
Date of birth (1964-08-17) 17 August 1964 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Club information
Current team
Southend United assistant manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Pontefract Collieries ? (?)
1985–1989 Derby County 19 (0)
1989–1994 Oxford United 110 (15)
1991 Swansea City (loan) 12 (3)
1994–1997 Swansea City 116 (20)
1997–1998 Cardiff City 35 (5)
1998–2002 Doncaster Rovers 63 (13)
Total 355 (56)
Teams managed
2000 Doncaster Rovers (player)
2001–2006 Doncaster Rovers
2006–2009 Darlington
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic
2011 Bristol Rovers
2013 Southend United (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Mark "Dave" Penney (born 17 August 1964) is the Assistant Manager of Southend United. He is an English football manager and former player. Born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire,[1] Penney entered professional football at the relatively late age of 21. He had been working as a bricklayer and playing for nothing at Pontefract Collieries for 5 years before he was spotted by Derby County scout Ron Jukes, who recommended him to manager Arthur Cox. He was offered a contract at the then Third Division club and they climbed two divisions before he left for Oxford United for £175,000. He then went on to Wales, where he played for Swansea City and Cardiff City, latterly signing for Doncaster Rovers in 1998.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2002 Penney retired to pursue a career in management and he remained at Doncaster, taking the managerial job on a full-time basis. After a well-placed finish in his first season, Penney guided Doncaster back into the Football League with victory in the play-off final in the 2002–03 season. Their stay in Division Three wasn't long though as he managed Doncaster to the Division Three title. During a further two seasons of cementing Doncaster's place in Coca-Cola League One Penney famously masterminded victories over Premier League sides Manchester City and Aston Villa, and nearly overcame Arsenal in the League Cup quarter-finals before finally being beaten in a penalty shootout. Penney left Rovers on 30 August 2006 as he felt he had taken the club as far as he could.

He was appointed manager of Darlington on 30 October 2006. He returned to Doncaster with Darlington for a Football League Trophy tie on 9 January 2007, Doncaster winning the game 2–0, and Penney received a hero's reception from the home fans at the new Keepmoat Stadium.

Penney was appointed manager at Oldham Athletic on 30 April 2009.[2] He left on 6 May 2010, through mutual consent,[3] with falling attendances one of the reasons why Penney was relieved of duty.

On 10 January 2011 Penney was appointed as manager of League One club Bristol Rovers.[4] His tenure in charge of the west country club did not last long however, as he was sacked less than two months later having lost nine of his 13 games in charge.[5] His last game was a 2–0 defeat against Dagenham and Redbridge. Following receiving the sack from Bristol Rovers, Stuart Campbell was put in charge for the game against Tranmere, in which a Chris Lines goal sealed a 1–0 win.[citation needed]

While at the Memorial Stadium, he only recorded two wins, Swindon Town F.C. and Oldham Athletic F.C., and also recorded a 6–1 defeat away to Walsall F.C..[citation needed] He was reported as being furious after being overlooked for the Grimsby Town managerial job when Rob Scott and Paul Hurst were appointed on 22 March 2011.[citation needed]

As of 13 May 2013, he is reported to be interested in a coaching role at Southend United F.C., as newly appointed manager Phil Brown seeks to improve the quality of back-room staff at the club.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Penney's son, Mark Penney, is a semi-professional footballer, with his clubs including Glasshoughton Welfare .[7]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Derby County

Swansea City

  • Welsh FA Cup winner: 1991
  • West Wales Senior Cup winner: 1991
  • West Wales Senior Cup winner: 1995

Cardiff City

  • FAW Invitation Cup runner-up: 1998

As a manager[edit]

Doncaster Rovers

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 5 March 2011.
Team Nation From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Doncaster Rovers  England 22 April 2000 31 May 2000 6 4 1 1 66.7
Doncaster Rovers  England 27 December 2001 30 August 2006 241 114 62 65 47.3
Darlington  England 30 October 2006 30 April 2009 139 60 35 44 43.2
Oldham Athletic  England 30 April 2009 6 May 2010 48 13 13 22 27.1
Bristol Rovers  England 10 January 2011 7 March 2011 13 2 2 9 15.38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 487. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Oldham confirm Penney as manager". BBC Sport. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Manager Dave Penney parts company with Oldham". BBC Sport. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Rovers appoint Dave Penney as their new manager". BBC Sport. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Bristol Rovers sack manager Dave Penney". BBC Sport. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Dave Penney set to join back-room staff at Southend United". Southend Echo. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  7. ^ Stoddart, Craig (2009-03-13). "Penney considering all playing options". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jason Perry
Cardiff City Captain
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Kevin Nugent