Eric Winstanley

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Eric Winstanley
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Winstanley in 2008
Personal information
Full name Eric Winstanley[1]
Date of birth (1944-11-15) 15 November 1944 (age 69)[1]
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Supersport United (technical director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1973 Barnsley 410 (35)
1973–1976 Chesterfield 101 (7)
Teams managed
1999 Barnsley (caretaker)
2000–2001 Barnsley (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eric Winstanley (born 15 November 1944) is an English former footballer who is currently a coach at Supersport United.

Career[edit]

Born in Barnsley, Winstanley started his career with Barnsley after signing a professional contract in May 1962, where he later became captain.[1][2] He made 410 league appearances for Barnsley and had been described as a "club legend".[1][3] He joined Chesterfield in August 1973.[1] After his retirement, he became a member of the coaching staff at Barnsley.[citation needed]

Winstanley spent over 20 years on the coaching staff at Barnsley,[4] but left in June 2001, which ended a 34-year association with the club.[5] He had two spells as caretaker manager during this time.[5] He was given a testimonial match by the club in November 2001 against Manchester United, which Barnsley won 1–0.[6]

Winstanley became technical director of the Saint Kitts and Nevis national team in 2001,[7] before leaving in February 2004.[8] He worked as youth team coach at Doncaster Rovers during the 2004–05 season.[citation needed] Winstanley was brought into the Scarborough coaching staff as assistant manager in October 2005.[4][9] He left the position in July 2006 following Mark Patterson's arrival onto the coaching team and became the York City head of youth development in October.[4][10] He worked in this role along with being Colin Walker's assistant since November 2007 until being appointed as head coach following Neil Redfearn's arrival as youth-team coach in February 2008.[11] He was sacked as head coach alongside manager Walker on 21 November 2008.[12]

In a series of interviews in June 2009, Eric discussed his life and career with a local podcast dedicated to the fans of Barnsley FC, On The Ponty End.

He joined South African team Supersport United to become technical director of the club's development wing in October 2009.[13]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 8 January 2001.[14]
Team Nation From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Barnsley (caretaker)  England 19 April 1999 27 May 1999 3 2 1 0 66.7
Barnsley (caretaker)  England 19 December 2000 8 January 2001 5 1 1 3 20.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Barry J. Hugman (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 669. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "1950 – 1972 – Tough times at Oakwell". Barnsley F.C. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Barnsley". Sky Sports. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Winstanley to manage York youth". BBC Sport. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Winstanley's Barnsley affair ends". BBC Sport. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley honour Winstanley". BBC Sport. 12 November 2001. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  7. ^ Steckles, Garry (24 March 2004). "Caribbean Dream". FIFA. Retrieved 11 March 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ Steckles, Garry (28 February 2004). "Winstanley quits St Kitts". FindArticles (taken from The Star). Retrieved 11 March 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Winstanley to help boss Redfearn". BBC Sport. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  10. ^ "Redfearn quits Boro". Non-League Daily. 6 July 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  11. ^ "Redfearn gets York coaching role". BBC Sport. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  12. ^ "Manager Walker leaves York City". BBC Sport. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  13. ^ Mothowagae, Daniel (3 October 2009). "SuperSport ropes in new academy director". City Press. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Eric Winstanley's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 

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